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
- Publication Date: 10/02/2010
- Category: Asian history
- ISBN: 9781846034923