USAF F-4 Phantom II Mig Killers 1965-68

USAF F-4 Phantom II Mig Killers 1965-68

Book Title: USAF F-4 Phantom II Mig Killers 1965-68

Author: Peter E. Davies

Format: Paperback | 96 pages

Publication Date: 01 Jun 2004

ISBN-13: 9781841766560

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.