Republic F-105 Thunderchief

The Mighty Thud is one of the best known of the Century Fighters. This book covers the history and deployment of the Thunderchief with outstanding illustration – Highly Recommended.


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NAME: Republic F-105 Thunderchief
FILE: R2702
AUTHOR: Jaroslaw Dobrzynski
PUBLISHER: Mushroom Model Publications
BINDING: soft back
PAGES:  160
PRICE: £20.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Fighter-bomber, tactical fighter, reconnaissance, ELINT, 
Cold War, Vietnam War, jet combat, strike bombing, avionics, 
conventional bomber, USAF, SEAD, two-seat trainer

ISBN: 978-8-365281-79-1

IMAGE: B2702.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The Mighty Thud is one of the best known of the Century 
Fighters. This book covers the history and deployment of the 
Thunderchief with outstanding illustration – Highly Recommended.

As should be expected of a Mushroom Models publication, this book 
has excellent illustration that will greatly assist professional and 
hobby modellers to achieve inspiring models. However, this book is 
also a very capable review of the background and service of one of 
the most important combat aircraft of the Cold War.

The product of Alexander Kartveli, who also created the portly but 
highly effective WWII Thunderbolt, the Thunderchief could hardly 
have been expected to be small. It was a very capable and sturdy 
supersonic fighter-bomber that was one of the most effective strike 
aircraft to serve the USAF. Part of the Century Series of Fighters, 
it took the USAF from the first generation sub-sonic and trans-sonic 
jets of the Korean War era into a world where aircraft could achieve 
and maintain twice the speed of sound.

Kartveli has begun with the Korean War straight-wing Thunderjet that 
was re-engineered into the swept wing Thunderstreak and Thunderflash. 
The Thunderchief was produced in single and two seat variants with 
in-flight refuelling capability and with both wet and dry hard 
points under-wing and under-fuselage. This enabled it to carry a f
ormidable weight of ordinance in long distance missions. It was also 
able to serve in the electronic warfare and air defence suppression 
roles.

There are many excellent photographs but illustration is greatly 
enhanced with outstanding colour drawings and detailed technical 
drawings. Even the most experienced aviation enthusiast or aviation 
modeller will be well satisfied with this book.