Without a question one of the most aggressive and arguably deadliest looking fighter has to be the F-4 Phantom. This plus Mach 2 warbird screamed across the skies of the Cold War and found itself lifting off the deck of US
Navy aircraft carriers while hunting for Russian made MiGs over the skies of Vietnam.
At over Mach 2.2 with initially an all missile system the Phantom was a reliable and incredibly fast jet interceptor. Ultimately used by the US Air Force and US Marine Corps it was first designed to be used by the United States
Navy. She was a 2-seat, twin-engine, all weather jet interceptor that was the most mast produced American supersonic military aircraft in history.
From 1958-1981 she was produced with a total of 5195 built over that time period. Built by McDonnell Douglas she was one of the most widely used jet of the Cold War.
Cold War Combatant Challenge Coins
Nothing can be more important than recognizing our Soldiers, Sailors and US Marines during their service to America during this very confrontational period. The Cold War Combatant Challenge coins were designed to recognize the machines of war our US cold War veterans served with, fought with and used when necessary
in the defense of our country.
Because the Cold War pitted the United States against Soviet Russia the symbols of each country are
clearly identified in each masterfully created collectible coin offered. Dates of production and end of use are outlined in detail, the weapons of war is also highly detailed and displayed and the US flag or Russian flag is also seen
depending on the weapon being featured.
Cold War Combatants Challenge Coins
The reverse side of the F-4 Phantom 2 has the US Eagle, Soviet Russian Bear face to face like 2 prize
fighters preparing to do battle, country flags, dates of the Cold War, a wreath to recognize America’s triumph over the Soviet Union during the Cold War years and more.