F-105 Thunderchief Units of the Vietnam War, Paperback

F-105 Thunderchief Units of the Vietnam War Paperback

Illustrated by Jim Laurier

Part of the Combat Aircraft series



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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages, Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9781846034923



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