Dog model Phantom of the 81st

Here´s a F-4D Phantom of the 81st TFW, 78th TFS as it appeared in 1972, while operating out of Bentwaters AFB in the UK. This F-4 Phantom displays a typical paint scheme from that period, with the SEA camo scheme, white tailcode and serial number and the red rudder top which belonged to the 78th TFS "Bushmasters". Click the image below to be taken to the 81st Wing section: F-4D Phantom, 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, 78th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 1972

Six from the Cavaliers

By popular demand: a F-106A Delta Dart of the 49th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. This aircraft was assigned to the CO of the squadron, which teh fuselage bands are a tell tale indication of. The 49th was the last active F-106 squadron which kept on flying the ultimate interceptor until 1987. Click the link below to be taken to the 21st Air Division section. F-106A Delta Dart, 21th Air Division, 49th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 1983

First Cadillac of the skies !

The F-106 is now finally complete ! And per request, the 318th FIS is the first incarnation of this new model. After working on the Six for the past many weeks i´ve become to appreciate this elegant aircraft quite a lot, and i can assure anyone out there, that this is not the last F-106 you´ll see from my hand ! I have received many suggestions on what colors to put on this jet, and in time i hope to make them all ! Thanks so much for your support ! Here´s a few detail shots of the F-106 model. Click the image below to be taken to the 25th Air Division section F-106A Delta Dart, 25th Air Division, 318th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 1980

Last Thud !

Here´s a depiction of the very last F-105F Thunderchief in USAF service. Georgia ANG had taken over the F-105G Wild Weasels from the 35th TFW, and left as the last Wild Weasel squadron to operate the aging Thud. Despite its age (The Thud entered service in 1958), the low level speed was outstanding. Stories from Red Flag in the early 80s tells that the Thud would out pace even F-15s in low level flight. However, on May 25th 1983, Peach 91 (depicted here), made its last flight with Maj. Green as a pilot and MSgt. Nance in the back seat. The flight took the F-105F to Pax River, MD, where it would become target for missile practice. Click the image below to be taken to the Georgie ANG section F-105F Thunderchief, 116th Tactical Fighter Wing, 128th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 1983

Gunfighter !

The caption isn´t usually something that is connected with the mighty Rhino, but in this case its more suiting that one might think. This F-4E Phantom is from the 366th Wing which became known as the gunfighters due to their extensive use of Gun pods during the latter part of the Vietnam war. In the case of this particular aircraft the Gunfighter nickname is even more suiting as Capt. Beatty and 1Lt Summer shot down a MIG-21 on May 23rd, 1972 using the M61 nosemounted Vulcan gun. Click the image below to be taken to the 366th Wing section F-4E Phantom, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, 35th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 1972  

Fifty shades of grey – The history of the grey on the grey ghosts

Here´s the result of something i´ve been working on for the past few month: A history of the grey colors used on the US military F-4 Phantoms. After i´ve spend many years working on renditions of that particular aircraft, I´ve accumulated a bit of knowledge about the paint schemes this great look jet have been sporting, over its long service period. I thought to myself: Why not share that knowledge with you guys. So, here´s the result: Fifty shades of grey: The history of the grey colors used on US Military F-4 Phantoms. If you like it, drop me a line in the comments section ;) NB! Allow a bit of load time and make sure to read all 7 pages ;)  

U.S. Air Force Bomber section

Finally the USAF Bomber Section have been added to this site. That means B-52s and FB-111s are now to be found on this site. Please let me know if there´s other renditions of USAF bombers you would like to see included on this page. Click the image below to be taken to the US.Air.Force bomber section B-52G Stratofortress, 1708th Bomb Wing (P), 1992

Red-Striped Rascal

I thought it was about time for a century series classic, and while browsing through my files i came across this aircraft, which proved too good not to depict. This aircraft was stationed at Misawa AB in Japan while serving with the 4th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. The 4th operated Deuces from 1960 to 1965 and the squadron commanders aircraft was this jet, adorned with three red stripes across the fuselage, giving rise to the name "Red-Striped Rascal". How do you like it ? To be taken to the USAf section click the image below: F-102A Delta Dagger, 39th Air Division, 4th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 1961

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Soesterberg Spook

Here´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

Another mess of F-4Es

Here´s another four new F-4E Phantoms that have been added to the USAF fighter wing section. These profiles all depicts F-4E Phantom 71-0247 which i currently owned by the F4 Grove Community Foundation . The Foundation is trying to bring the aircraft from Holloman AFB to Grove, OK, where it will be restored and displayed. Any and all help is much appreciated by the group, and please do pay them a visit on their facebook site. The profiles depicts the aircrafts service history with the 4th, 52nd, 37th and 35th TFW. The profiles are featured in the lastest issue of Smoke Tails Magazine. Click on the thumbnails below to be taken to the respective sections. Hope you like these new F-4Es ;)   F-4E Phantom 4th Tactical Fighter Wing, 335th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 1973 F-4E Phantom, 52nd Tactical Fighter Wing, 480th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 1979 F-4E Phantom, 37th Tactical Fighter Wing, 562nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 1988 [...]