USAF F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers 1965-68, Combat Aircraft no 45, Osprey
- Brand: Osprey (Combat Aircraft)
- Product Code: D07890 
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- Date added: 08/02/2014
The USAF introduced the F-4C Phantom II into the Vietnam war in April 1965 from Ubon RTAB, Thailand. The F-4C/D soon became the Air Force's principal fighter over the North, destroying 85 MiGs by the close of 1968.
This book describes how the USAF turned a gunless naval interceptor into an opponent to the more nimble VPAF MiGs. It explains how the Air Force gradually followed US Navy initiatives in the use of the F-4's missile armament but employed very different tactics and aircrew training. The roles of key personalities such as Col. Robin Oldany are discussed, together with armament and markings, crews and engagements.
Author: Peter Davies
Publisher: Osprey publishing (2004).
Description: 96 pages, Paperback, 247 X 184 mm, numerous b/w & 16 colour photos, 27 colour side views, scale drawings in 1/96.
Shipping weight: 440 gr.