Vietnam People’s Air Force

Operation Bolo: how Robin Olds F-4s disguised as F-105s shot down 7 North Vietnamese MiG-21s in 12 minutes

Operation Bolo: how Robin Olds F-4s disguised as F-105s shot down 7 North Vietnamese MiG-21s in 12 minutes

The F-4 Phantom II The F-4 Phantom II is one of the most important fighter aircraft of the jet era.… Read More

7 months ago

The story of world’s only supersonic gun kill: the day a USAF F-4E flying at Mach 1.2 gun killed a VPAF MiG-19

On Jun. 2, 1972 a remarkable duel between a MiG-19 and a 58th TFS F-4E flown by Maj Phil Handley… Read More

2 years ago

Mixing with MiGs: the air engagements between unarmed USAF EB-66 EW aircraft and Chinese communist fighters during the Vietnam War

Early EB-66 engagement with MiGs involved Chinese communist aircraft rather than the Vietnam People's Air Force. The B-66 was developed… Read More

3 years ago

The story of the only USAF F-102 Delta Dagger shot down by a North Vietnamese MiG-21

As they approached the Laotian border, MiG-21 pilot Pham Thanh Ngan thought he saw a distant EB‐66 ECM aircraft, but… Read More

4 years ago

F-105 Vs MiG-17: how a badly damaged Thud gun killed a North Vietnamese Fresco

As the F-105 slowed without afterburner the MiG overshot and Tracy fired 200 rounds of 20 mm ammunition without the… Read More

5 years ago

How Mi-6 Helicopters helped to protect VPAF MiG-17 fleet from U.S. Air Strikes

The MiG-17s were dispersed out into the country side, carried by large Mil Mi-6 helicopters to the dispersal sites and… Read More

5 years ago

How a U.S. Navy F-4 Phantom II crew scored the 197th, and last, MiG kill of the Vietnam War

The F-4 crew took advantage of more permissive RoE, allowing them to pursue the MiG beyond the 20th parallel Although… Read More

6 years ago

PHANTOMS PHOREVER! THE MIGHTY F-4, THE LEGENDARY ACE ROBIN OLDS AND OPERATION BOLO

Celebrating the Phantom retirement As the U.S. Air Force (USAF) bids farewell to its last QF-4s, we celebrate the Phantom… Read More

8 years ago