Pardo’s Push: how a U.S. F-4 pushed another Phantom outside North Vietnam’s skies

The famous episode when a USAF F-4 pushed another Phantom outside North Vietnam airspace.

Developed as interceptor in response to the need of the U.S. Navy to protect its aircraft carriers, in 1963 the U.S. Air Force procured its version of the McDonnell F-4 Phantom II, designated as F-110A and almost immediately redesignated as F-4C. 583 F-4Cs were built and employed in Vietnam where they fought against MiGs and intense ground fire. Nevertheless the Phantom proved to be a very ...

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