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1968 Flying Phantoms - Patron 18 Vietnam Era Military Zippo Lighter

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SKU BF000174

Iconic Military Vietnam Era Flying phantoms submarine busters. 

This lighter is a great Vietnam era military Zippo lighter. The lighter itself is fired and gently used. There is a scratch on the front lid that the photo does not show. The is a tiny black blemish on the face. The insert is correct and hinge solid. It's mechanically sound. It has the crisp Zippo ping when you open it. We've graded this Very Good 85. 

VP-18, nicknamed the Flying Phantoms, was a Patrol Squadron of the U.S. Navy. Originally established as Reserve Patrol Squadron VP-914 in May 1946, redesignated Medium Patrol Squadron VP-ML-64 on 15 November 1946, redesignated VP-861 in February 1950, redesignated VP-18 on 4 February 1953 and disestablished on 10 October 1968.[1] It was the third squadron to be designated VP-18, the first VP-18 was redesignated VP-13 on 1 July 1939, and the second VP-18 was redesignated VPB-18 on 1 October 1944.

Collectors Flame General Grading System
85+ Very Good - Very Good is indicative of a lighter that has been used but remains in desirable condition with minor scratches and blemishes. It may have the beginning signs of chrome wear or patina. The hinge may be slightly loose.
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