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Air Force 1 Smithsonian Series A00148
McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II Diecast Model
USAF 8th TFW, #63-7680, Robin Olds, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, Operation Bolo January 1967

1:144 Scale   Length   Width
McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II   4.75"   3.25"

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.

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II

Designed as a fleet defense fighter for the US Navy, the F-4 Phantom was first flown on May 27, 1958. This twin-engine, long-range all-weather fighter/bomber proved highly adaptable and served in the Marine Corps and the US Air Force as well as in the Navy. During the Vietnam War, it was the principal air superiority fighter for the Navy and the Air Force and was also used for reconnaissance and ground attack. The Phantom continued to serve well into the 1970s and 1980s and even flew missions during the first Gulf War. Finally phased out by the F-14, F-16 and F/A-18, the Phantom was retired in 1996.

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Air Force 1 Smithsonian Series

The Air Force 1 "Smithsonian Series" presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Air Force 1 Smithsonian Series diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Authentic markings and placard details.
  • Rotating propellers.
  • Metal presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Permanently extended landing gear with non-rotating wheels.

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