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F-4C Phantom II Model, USAF, Col. Robin Olds - Air Force 1 0148

F-4C Phantom II Model, USAF, Col. Robin Olds - Air Force 1 0148 - click to enlarge
F-4C Phantom II Model, USAF, Col. Robin Olds - Air Force 1 0148 - click to enlarge

Item No. AF1-0148
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Air Force One Model Company Diecast Model

Smithsonian Series

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II – #63-7680, Col. Robin Olds, 8th TFW, USAF, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, January 1967, “Operation Bolo”, Vietnam War

1:144 Scale.  Length: 5.25”.  Wingspan: 3.25"

During the Vietnam War, one of Colonel 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 ironed out. On January 2, 1967 the plan, now called “Operation Bolo” was put into action. Instead of the usual F-105s leading the mission 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 F-4 Phantom IIs waiting for them.

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a two-seat twin-engine jet fighter originally developed for the U.S. Navy in the 1950s. Proven to be highly adaptable, it also became a major part of the air wings of the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force. The Phantom was used extensively by all three of these services in the Vietnam War, serving as the principal fighter / bomber for the Navy and Air Force and in ground-attack and reconnaissance roles. The F-4 Phantom II was also sold to and operated by the armed forces of 11 other nations.

The F-4 Phantom entered service in 1960 and continued to form a major part of U.S. military air power throughout the 1970s and 1980s, being gradually replaced by more modern aircraft such as the F-15 and F-16 in the U.S Air Force; the F-14 and F/A-18 in the U.S. Navy and the F/A-18 in the U.S Marine Corps. The F-4 was used in the reconnaissance and Wild Weasel roles in the 1991 Gulf War, finally leaving service in 1996. It was produced from 1958 to 1981 with a total of 5,195 built in several variants.

Air Force 1 Model Company is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, pre-built, die-cast model airplanes. Every model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. They are built using precision-made die-cast metal and plastic components.

This model of an F-4 Phantom II features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Weapons and external fuel tanks (drop tanks)
  • Metal display stand

  • Category: Air Force 1 Model Company Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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