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.
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 BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/y7os7j2s LINKS: 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.