Republic F-105 Thunderchief

Jarosław Dobrzyński

An illustrated technical history of the Republic F-105 Thunderchief supersonic fighter-bomber used by the United States Air Force. F-105 conducted the majority of strike bombing missions during the early years of the Vietnam War.
Date Published :
June 2018
Publisher :
MMPBooks
Contributor(s) :
Marcelo Ribeiro
Series :
Yellow Series
Illustration :
260 B&W and color images
No associated books available.

Overview
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An illustrated technical history of the Republic F-105 Thunderchief supersonic fighter-bomber used by the United States Air Force. F-105 conducted the majority of strike bombing missions during the early years of the Vietnam War.

The book details the history of the development and service, as well as the technical description with special focus on avionics of this famous Cold War-era fighter bomber, whose primary role was to be nuclear weapon delivery, but instead saw widespread service as conventional bomber and interdictor during the Vietnam War. Its two seat trainer variant was converted to perform a new mission – suppression of enemy air defense (SEAD) - and proved highly effective in this role. After the Vietnam war, the type served with Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units until early 1980s.

A rarely documented aspect of Cold War aviation history. Features superb color profiles of camouflage and markings, walk-around color photographs and rare b&w archive photographs.

REVIEWS
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“It is a superb work and if you have only one book on the 'Thud', then this is the one to get.”

- ModelingMadness.Com

"Highly recommended."

- AMPS Indianapolis

“The book makes good use of pictures to help describe the story and there are many full color profiles throughout the book by Marcelo Ribeiro to help you pick a scheme to build your fleet in. One of my favorites is The Polish Glider flown by General (Ret.) Donald Kutyna who also contributed material to the book.”

- IPMS/USA

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