• F-105 Thunderchief Units of the Vietnam War, Combat Aircraft no 84, Osprey Publishing

F-105 Thunderchief Units of the Vietnam War, Combat Aircraft no 84, Osprey Publishing

 

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Facing the most formidably concentrated air defences in history, pilots of the F-105D flew against North Vietnamese targets day after day during the 43 months of Operation Rolling Thunder. Despite its limited maneuverability and the lack of self-sealing fuel tanks, which made it susceptible to combat damage, the ‘bombers' shot down 27 MiG fighters in 1966 - 67. This book illustrates the importance of the Thunderchief in the Rolling Thunder campaign, including the pioneering suppression of enemy air defences (SEAD) methods developed by the F-105 ‘Wild Weasel' crews. Discussing the aircraft's strengths and weaknesses and using first-hand narratives, Peter Davies captures the essence of flying the ‘Thud' against heavy defences, and describes the development of wartime tactics and the heroic accomplishments of a selection of its aircrew. 

Author: Peter Davies

Publisher: Osprey publishing (2010).

ISBN: 9781846034923

Description: 96 pages, Paperback, 247 X 184 mm, numerous b/w & 32 colour photos, 27 colour side views.

Condition: FINE.

Shipping weight: 440 gr.

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