The steel mill at Thai Nguyen was vital to North Vietnam and in 1967 its destruction was a top priority for the USAF. There was a problem however; it was one of the most heavily and well defended installations in the country.
On 30 March 1967, the mission to attack the Thai Nguyen steel plant fell to the legendary fighter leader and WWII Ace Robin Olds but it turned out to be one of the most hazardous raids of the Vietnam War.
Internationally hailed as one of the finest air combat scenes of the Vietnam War, Phantom Strike portrays the aftermath of the attack. With the infamous ‘Thud Ridge’ in the background, the air is alive with shell bursts and tracer fire as the three-ship strike force hurtles through the concentrated onslaught of flak. Behind them the steel mill billows flame and smoke.
THE GICLÉE FOLIO PROOFS
Several years ago, thanks to the latest high-definition digital technology, we proudly introduced Robert Taylor’s Giclée Studio Proofs to the world of aviation art collecting. Images from Robert Taylor’s unique catalogue of landmark paintings were now available printed onto fine canvas under the direct supervision of the artist. These were quickly followed by the larger, display size Exhibition Proofs.
Due to popular demand, we’re now delighted to announce that several of Robert’s legendary images will now be available in a new, smaller format called GICLÉE FOLIO PROOFS!