Republic F-105 Thunderchief

Peacetime Operations

Theo van Geffen, Gerald Arruda

The F-105 Thunderchief was primarily designed for tactical nuclear operations. For this reason, it was on alert in Europe and the Far East. When the war against North Vietnam began, the USAF needed an aircraft with a load-carrying ability. This book gives in-depth accounts of various historical F-105 events and is illustrated with over 150 images.
Date Published :
June 2022
Publisher :
Key Publishing
Language:
English
Series :
Historic Military Aircraft Series
Illustration :
Over 150 images
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781913870669
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 9.57 X 6.61 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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The F-105 Thunderchief was primarily designed for tactical nuclear operations. For this reason, it was on nuclear “Victor” alert in Europe (Bitburg and Spangdahlem Air Bases in Germany) and the Far East (Kadena on Okinawa and Osan in the Republic of Korea). After President John F. Kennedy took office in January 1961, his Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, shifted the USAF’s focus more and more to conventional warfare including, through modifications, the mission of the F-105. When the air war against North Vietnam was initiated in earnest on March 2, 1965, the USAF needed an aircraft with a load-carrying ability, and the only aircraft that could do that job was the Thunderchief. This book not only gives in-depth accounts of various historical F-105 events, with inputs from the pilots involved, but is also lavishly illustrated with over 150 images, many of which have never been published before.

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"...an excellent book on the type that will be enjoyed and appreciated by all enthusiasts of the type and modelers alike."

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