Grey Ghost of the Tarsiers

This rendition was done as a part of a series fo illustrations for an article that is dealing with the grey colors used on US military Phantom from 1963 until 2016. The article itself will be published in Smoke Trails magazine, and eventually will become available from my site too. This illustration is of a F-4J Phantom of VF-33 "Tarsiers" as they appeared in 1980 shortly before being replaced in service, by the F-14 Tomcat. Click the image below to be taken to the VF-33 section F-4J Phantom VF-33 "Tarsiers", 1980

By |2018-02-24T14:51:25+00:00January 24th, 2018|F-4 Phantom, Squadrons of the US Navy, VF squadrons|0 Comments

Soesterberg Spook

HereĀ“s a F-4E Phantom of the 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron as it appeared in 1971. This squadron known as the only american royal squadron, and the squadron patch is adorned with a the crown of the Dutch royal family. Notice the early style gun pod under the nose of this E-model. Click the image below to be taken to the 32nd TFS section   F-4E Phantom, 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 1971

The first MIG-killer of the Vietnam war (possibly)

This rendition depicts what could very well be the first MIG-killer of the Vietnam war. Pilot Lt(jg) Terry Murphy and RIO Ens. Ronald Fegan, were on mission on Apr. 9th, 1965 and there is a strong possibility that they shot down a MIG-17. However, the pair never got to tell their story, as their aircraft (the one depicted here), was shot down on the very same mission. Often depicted as Modex number 602, pictures from the deployment clearly shows BuNo 151403 as being modex number 611 as depicted here. Below is a detail shot of the nose section of the aircraft can be found below. Click it to be taken to the VF-96 section

By |2018-03-14T19:37:44+00:00January 2nd, 2018|F-4 Phantom, Squadrons of the US Navy, VF squadrons|4 Comments