USAF F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers 1965–68

USAF F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers 1965–68 cover

USAF F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers 1965–68

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The USAF introduced the F-4C Phantom II into the Vietnam War (1955-1975) 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.

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Published May 25 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841766560
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 69 b/w; 34 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 45
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Peter E. Davies

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