Republic F-105 Thunderchief

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Editorial Reviews

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"Author Peter Davies covers the aircraft's initial design and development as well as its introduction into unit service. Much of the book is dedicated to its combat record, as well it should. In this part of the publication we get the majority of pilot stories. Though designed as a bomber, the F-105 also shot down its share of MiGs during the conflict and we get some of those tales as well. Chock full of photos, most of them in full color and the superb art work of Adam Tooby, it makes for a well rounded title."
- Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (October 2012)

"...a fine pick for any military aircraft reference collection."
- James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review

"...and excellent book on this remarkable aircraft..."
- Richard Mataka, www.mataka.org

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780961736
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Series: Air Vanguard Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 779,545
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Design and Development 5

The Kartveli Heritage

Weapons System Concept

The Rival

Technical Specifications 19

Airframe

Flight Controls

Cockpit

Engine

Fuel system

Armament

F-105 Conversions, Modifications and Projects 28

Project Look-Alike

Thunderbird F-105B

RF-105B (AP-71)/JF-105B

F-105C (AP-63-5) and F-105E

F-105D Thunderstick II

RF-105D

F-105F

F-105F conversions

F-105D European

F-105F/G Wild Weasel

Operational History 35

Thunder in the East

The MiG Threat

Weaseling On

Later Life

Conclusion 61

Further Reading 62

Index 64

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