This sheet has been on
Twobobs "short list" for quite some time now and it's good to
see they've finally gotten around to releasing it! Two
"hard-wing" F-4s from SEA are on this sheet as well as a
F-105G and there are enough markings provided to build all three
F-4E Chico the Gunfighter
- This aircraft is unique in that it was modified by crews in the field
to carry out the Fast FAC mission along the Ho Chi Mihn Trail.
Modified to carry the Mk. 20 Rockeye along with the SUU-23 Gun Pod, this
jet was one of the few (if not only) F-4 that could carry the Rockeye.
The Rockeye is typically a US Navy munition.
References were provided
by noted aviation artist, Wade Meyers. Wade is a personal friend
of Col. Pewitt. Col. Pewitt was the pilot of Chico in the Vietnam
F-4E A/C 551 - This was
the personal mount of Lt. Don Logan during the Vietnam War. Don
was a WSO on the F-4 and also has a ton of F-111 time. If the name
sounds familiar, it should. Lt. John Dallager and Lt. Logan was
shot down on 5 July 1972 and spent close to a year as POWs at
the Hanoi Hilton. This aircraft was not the aircraft that Lt.
Logan was shot down in but is the one that he was assigned to.