Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA1941 McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II USAF 8th TFW, #63-7680, Robin Olds, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, Operation Bolo January 1967. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 6.25" Wingspan & 9.75" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. It first entered service in 1961 with the Navy. Proving highly adaptable, it was also adopted by the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force, and by the mid-1960s had become a major part of their air arms. Primary Role: Interceptor, Fighter-Bomber.
One of Col. Robin Olds’ men had an idea that it might be possible to fool the enemy aircraft and inflict heavy casualties on them. The idea was presented to Col. Olds and it sounded feasible so plans were immediately worked on and ironed out. January 2, 1967 the plan, now called “Operation Bolo” was put into action. Instead of the usual F-105s leading the way and being intercepted by MiGs who departed the scene when the F-4s arrived, the F-4s took the lead and flew at normal F-105 speeds, altitudes and formations. When the MiGs came up to intercept what they thought were F-105s they instead found Phantom IIs.
|Stock Status:||IN STOCK|
|Size:||6.25" Wingspan & 9.75" Long|
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