Vintage Patch - SNOOPY FLIES 100 PHANTOM MISSIONS - North - Vietnam War - V.512 For Sale

Vintage Patch - SNOOPY FLIES 100 PHANTOM MISSIONS - North - Vietnam War - V.512
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Vintage Patch - SNOOPY FLIES 100 PHANTOM MISSIONS - North - Vietnam War - V.512:

US Air Force - 100 Missions North Vietnam

Rare Original Patch - Vietnam War

USAF - United States Air Force - Phantom MK II

Measures - 4 inches in diameter (10 cms)

PHANTOM – MK II – US Air Force – McDonnell Douglas

The McDonnellDouglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather,long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber originally developedfor the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft.

It firstentered service in 1960 with the U.S. Navy.

Proving highlyadaptable, it was also adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force,and by the mid-1960s had become a major part of their air arms.

The Phantom isa large fighter with a top speed of over Mach 2.2. It can carry more than 18,000pounds (8,400 kg) of weapons on nine external hardpoints, including air-to-airmissiles, air-to-ground missiles, and various bombs.

The F-4, likeother interceptors of its time, was designed without an internal cannon. Latermodels incorporated an M61 Vulcan rotary cannon. Beginning in 1959, it set 15world records for in-flight performance, including an absolute speed record,and an absolute altitude record.

The F-4 wasused extensively during the Vietnam War. It served as the principal airsuperiority fighter for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps and becameimportant in the ground-attack and aerial reconnaissance roles late in the war.During the Vietnam War, one U.S. Air Force pilot, two weapon systems officers(WSOs), one U.S. Navy pilot and one radar intercept officer (RIO) became acesby achieving five aerial kills against enemy fighter aircraft.

The F-4continued to form a major part of U.S. military air power throughout the 1970sand 1980s, being gradually replaced by more modern aircraft such as the F-15Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon in the U.S. Air Force, the F-14 Tomcat in theU.S. Navy, and the F/A-18 Hornet in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.

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