F-4C Phantom II Scat XXVII, the F-4C of Colonel Robin Olds by Bruno Delli Priscoli | AeroScale

Brigadier General Robin Olds, then Colonel took to the air war over North Vietnam in an F-4C Phantom he nicknamed "Scat XXVII", keeping with his previous combat aircraft that all carried the "Scat" name. In March 2007 Olds was hospitalized in Colorado for Stage 4 prostate cancer complications. On June 14, 2007, he died from congestive heart failure. His ashes are housed in the United States Air Force Academy,


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Beautiful build but it has the wrong variant of Sidewinders mounted. Those are AIM-9Js, which didn’t make it to Vietnam until late in 1972, long after Col Olds and Scat XXVII had left the war.

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Awesome dio of an incredibly stable “flying brick” and a “bad ars” stick jockey!

Stik, it’s just a kit built in tribute to the Gen.

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No worries Ski. I appreciate the work into the dio. But to my eye, the wrong missiles are like the wrong tartan on your Scotsman dio. To those who don’t know, no big deal. To those who do, it’s rather obvious.

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Well, you got that right, they are the wrong tartans! But that’s beside the point, Stik.

Impressive models and weathering. Nicely modified figures. Gen. Olds was a great fighter pilot and still an idol to many in USAF. I attended one of his presentations in 1989 and it was the best 2 hours of that year.