Remembering the ‘Selfridge Rhinos’

Photo: Londsay Peacock


What better name could there be for a competitive event intended to demonstrate and celebrate prowess in the interception business than ‘William Tell’? Writes Lindsay Peacock in our new April issue, on sale now in print and digital format:

Peacock reflect on a visit to Tyndall for the 1980 and 1982 iterations of the competition, which involved participation by such stalwarts as the F-101 Voodoo, F-106 Delta Dart, F-4 Phantom II. In fact, he recalls that the F-4Cs of the Michigan Air National Guard’s 171st Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS) at Selfridge were a stand out, adorned with yellow and black checkerboard patterns on the intake splitter plates and rudder, as well as black-edged yellow chevrons on the fin.

Read the full report and the spread of fabulous images in the new April issue of Combat Aircraft.


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