The Killer MiG Trap – F-4 Phantoms Disguised as F-105 Thunderchiefs – Operation Bolo Vietnam War

Phantoms Disguised as F-105 Thunderchiefs

On January the 2nd, 1967, the United States Air Force launched an operation that defined a false track upon which both Vietnamese and Soviet armies would align their strategies throughout the Vietnam War. Operation Bolo, led by the celebrated American pilot Robin Olds, was one of the greatest deceptions of the conflict in which the US managed to mimic fake entire bomber formations and secretly spy on the North Vietnamese with only a handful of NSA aircraft.

The North Vietnamese would lose one-third of their full MiG-21 arsenal to the ruse, and the Americans proved their strategic creativity with success after success over the enemy.

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