Robin Olds. Biography. Fighting. Ranks. A photo.
Robin first visited battle 1944 summer, on a plane F-38, flew from England. He won on the P-38 9 victories, after moved to the P-51D "Mustang", and won another victory 3.
In the post-war service Olds earned a reputation as a free-thinker, and he did not shine general's office. Colonel Olds in 1966 g arrived in Thailand and took command over 8-th fighter wing.
While the Air Force of North Vietnam caused much concern to Americans. China has already been well-fledgling nuclear power, and the Americans had to avoid a confrontation with him. The bombing of airfields Vietnamese Air Force was very risky, since the displacement of MiGs outside of Vietnam, could lead to the Chinese intervention in the Korean War it was already.
Robin was the effectiveness of the pilot in Southeast Asia for-5 and subsequent years. He himself spoke of his victories the following:
"The main thing in the sky is that it can be seen to anticipate, identify and evaluate the movement of aircraft in 3-x measurements Will you be able to find the plane, immediately determine the chances of their:. Whether can catch you it before that do if he could go back first? that is the view of the overall picture in 3-x measurements, you must make it the first time a second. This is important in combat. you are obliged to act with lightning speed, to foresee everything possible actions of your opponent, surely know that when you do something, he It takes one of the possible actions. "
Olds, receiving the rank of Brigadier General, was appointed head of the US Air Force Academy is located in Colorado Springs. Before retiring he settled in Steamboat Springs. Robin is well known as the leader of the fighters in the Vietnam conflict.
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