MenuView Cart

MiG Sweep by Keith Ferris

MiG Sweep by Keith Ferris (F-4 Phantom)
MiG Sweep by Keith Ferris (F-4 Phantom)
MiG Sweep by Keith Ferris (F-4 Phantom)
MiG Sweep by Keith Ferris (F-4 Phantom)
MiG Sweep by Keith Ferris (F-4 Phantom)
Click To Enlarge
In a McDonnell F-4C, Col. Robin Olds is about to roll opposite a North Vietnamese MiG-21's turn and split S into a missile-firing position for the first of his four MiG kills. On 2 January 1967, Oper...  >Read More
$50.00
Qty:
Signed by the artist

  • Open Editions....$50

  • 18 1/2" x 24"
  • In a McDonnell F-4C, Col. Robin Olds is about to roll opposite a North Vietnamese MiG-21's turn and split S into a missile-firing position for the first of his four MiG kills.

    On 2 January 1967, Operation Bolo specifically targeted the 15 MiG-21s then serving the North Vietnamese. A force of F-4 Phantoms masquerading as F-105 Thunderchiefs, normally used in the bombing roll, successfully drew the MiGs up to intercept. The 8th Tactical Fighter Wing F-4s shot down seven.

    The painting documents the destruction of a MiG-21 by then 8th TFW Commander, Colonel Robin Olds. The viewer can clearly see pilot and back-seater, both wing tips, nose and tail, all control inputs, the empty missile stations from a previous unsuccessful engagement, and the important detail of the F-105 electronic jamming pod carried for this mission.

    The greater distances between opponents, characteristic of the modern jet air-to-air combat, are apparent as Robin uses the vertical, rolling opposite and inside the MiG's turn to gain firing position for the first of Robin's four Vietnam War victories.
    Shop by Artist
    Shop by Aircraft