F-105 Thunderchief Special Edition CD

Price: $24.95

  • CD contains 7 magazines
  • All in Acrobat PDF format
  • Print a personal copy
  • Allow 1 week for US delivery

January 1981

  • Wild Weasel F-105 Thuds in Vietnam
  • The DC-3 Goes To War
  • Vigilante, The Navy’s Last Heavyweight

April 1983

  • Farewell to the F-105 Thud
  • The P-40 Story, Part II
  • The Disasterous Dole Derby

January 1984

  • Sam Slayers & Wild Weasels
  • Notes from a Thud Driver’s Notebook
  • Super Secret B-17
  • Are Iron Bombs Haulers Extinct?

April 1991

  • Republic F-105, History’s Most potent Fighter/Bomber!
  • Thunderbolt Fire Fighters

May 1998

  • A “Thud” Comes Home, F-105 Wild Weasel Restored to Glory
  • Barbarossa, Luftwaffe’s Massacre of Soviet Air Force
  • The Curtiss C-46, Best Heavy Lifter of WWII

April 2002

  • Republic’s F-105 Thunderchief
  • Regulus Guided Missile
  • DC-1, Most Significant Airliner Prototype

September 2005

  • F-105 Color Portfolio
  • 50th Annversary of the U-2
  • F-100 Super Sabre Factory Fresh
  • Paul Mantz & Frank Tallman, Aviation’s Movieland Legends

Bonus Features

  • F-105B Flight-Handbook 1956
  • F-105B Flight-Manual 1969
  • F-105D Thunderchief Flight Manual 1970
  • F-105F Flight-Manual 1964
  • YF-105 Utility Flight Handbook 1956
  • Over 400 F-105 Photos!

F-105 Thunderchief

f105-diagramsGeneral characteristics

  • Crew: 1 (2 for F-105C/E/F/G variants)
  • Payload: 14,000 lb (6,700 kg) of weapons
  • Length: 64 ft 4.75 in (19.63 m)
  • Wingspan: 34 ft 11.25 in (10.65 m)
  • Height: 19 ft 8 in (5.99 m)
  • Wing area: 385 ft² (35.76 m²)
  • Airfoil: NACA 65A005.5 root, NACA 65A003.7 tip
  • Empty weight: 27,500 lb (12,470 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 35,637 lb (16,165 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 52,546 lb (23,834 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney J75-P-19W afterburning turbojet
  • Dry thrust: 14,300 Ibf (63,74kN)
  • Thrust with afterburner: 24,500 Ibf (109 kN)
  • Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0173
  • Drag area: 6.65 ft² (0.62 m²)
  • Aspect ratio: 3.16

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 2.08 (1,372 mph, 2,208 km/h) at 36,000 ft (11,000 m)
  • Combat radius: 780 mi (680 nmi, 1,250 km)
  • Ferry range: 2,210 mi (1,920 nmi, 3,550 km)
  • Service ceiling: 48,500 ft (14,800 m)
  • Rate of climb: 38,500 ft/min (195 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 93 lb/ft² (452 kg/m²)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.74
  • Lift-to-drag ratio: 10.4
  • Time to altitude: 1.7 min to 35,000 ft (11,000 m)

Armament

  • Guns: 1× 20 mm (0.787 in) M61A1 Vulcan 6-barreled Gatling cannon, 1,028 rounds
  • Hardpoints: 5 total: 4× under-wing, 1× centerline pylon stations plus an internal bomb bay with a capacity of Up to 14,000 lb (6,400 kg) of ordnance, including conventional and nuclear bombs, and AIM-9 Sidewinder and AGM-12 Bullpup missiles.

Avionics

  • NASARR R-14A radar
  • AN/ASG-19 Thunderstick fire control system
  • AN/ARN-85 LORAN (AN/ARN-92 in Thunderstick II-modified aircraft)

  • YF-105A – Two pre-production prototypes with P&W J57 engine model.
  • YF-105B – Four pre-production aircraft with P&W J75 engine.
  • F-105B – Initial production model with AN/APN-105 navigational radar, 71 built.
  • JF-105B – Test aircraft built from re-allocated RF-105B airframes; three built.
  • RF-105B – Proposed reconnaissance version of the F-105B; none built. Three were ordered but completed as JF-105Bs.
  • F-105C – Proposed dual-control trainer; canceled in 1957, none built.
  • F-105D – The definitive production model, all-weather capability because of advanced avionics, including AN/APN-131 navigational radar; 610 built.
  • RF-105D – Proposed reconnaissance version of the F-105D; none built.
  • F-105E – Proposed trainer version of F-105D; cancelled in 1959, none completed.
  • F-105F – Two-seat trainer version of F-105D with lengthened forward fuselage. It was fully combat-capable and had dual controls, taller fin, and increased takeoff weight; its first flight took place on 11 June 1963. A total of 143 were built. It featured the AN/APN-148 navigational radar.
  • EF-105F – Initial designation for a Wild Weasel/SEAD version, 54 conversion from F-105Fs.
  • F-105G – Two-seat Wild Weasel/SEAD improved version of EF-105F conversions. The variant used the AN/APN-196 navigational radar.

France

F-105F
  • 63-8357 Musee de Chateau de Savigny Savigny-les-Beaune.
F-105G
  • 63-8300 – Musee de l’ Air et de l’ Espace, Le Bourget, France.

Germany

F-105F
  • 62-4417 – Flugausstellung L. + P. Junior, Abtei, Hermeskeil, Rheinland-Pfalz.
F-105G
  • 62-4446 – Spangdahlem AB, Bitburg, Rhineland-Palatinate.

Mexico

F-105B
  • 57-5784 – Technical Museum, Chapultepec Park, Mexico City, Mexico.

United Kingdom

F-105G
  • 62-4428 – RAF Croughton, Croughton, Northamptonshire, England.

United States

F-105B

  • 54-0100 – McClellan Aviation Museum, former McClellan AFB, California.
  • 54-0102 – USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile, Alabama.
  • 54-0104 – Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, former Chanute AFB, Rantoul, Illinois.
  • 54-0107 – Hickory Aviation Museum, Hickory, North Carolina.
  • 57-5776 – New Jersey ANG – 108th Air Refueling Wing area, McGuire AFB, New Jersey.
  • 57-5778 – New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
  • 57-5792 – Zanesville Municipal Airport, Zanesville, Ohio. (Moved from Anderson County Airport, SC with no landing gear.)
  • 57-5803 – March Field Air Museum, March ARB (former March AFB), Riverside, California.
  • 57-5817 – Poinsett Air Force Range (GSU of 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw AFB), South Carolina
  • 57-5819 – Chillicothe Municipal Airport, Chillicothe, Missouri.
  • 57-5820 – Previously located at Florida Military Aviation Museum, St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, Clearwater, Florida. Acquired by and relocated to the MAPS Air Museum in Akron, Ohio following closure/dissolution of Florida Military Aviation Museum.
  • 57-5837 – Castle Air Museum, former Castle AFB, Atwater, California.
  • 57-5838 – Wisconsin ANG – Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin.
  • 57-5839 – South Dakota Air and Space Museum, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota.

JF-105B

  • 54-0105 – USAF History and Traditions Museum, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas.

F-105D

  • 58-1155 – Air Force Armament Museum, Eglin AFB, Florida.
  • 59-1738 – Dyess Linear Air Park, Dyess AFB, Texas.
  • 59-1739 – Commemorative Air Force, Midland, Texas.
  • 59-1743 – Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill AFB, Utah.
  • 60-0455 – Veteran’s Memorial Park, Dixon, IL. (Moved from Jackson, MI in 2009 and restored to Viet Nam camouflage.)
  • 60-0482 – USAF Academy, Colorado.
  • 60-0492 – Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, Space Coast Regional Airport, Titusville, Florida.
  • 60-0500 – Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, Tyler, Texas.
  • 60-0504 – National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio.
  • 60-0508 – Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, former Lowry AFB, Denver, Colorado.
  • 60-0535 – Keesler AFB Air Park, Mississippi.
  • 60-5385 – Fort Worth Aviation Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
  • 61-0041 – District of Columbia Air National Guard – 113th Wing complex, Andrews AFB, Maryland.
  • 61-0050 – AMARC (12/2011). Formerly at the entrance to the former Richmond Air National Guard Station at Richmond International Airport, Richmond, Virginia.
  • 61-0056 – Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, North Carolina.
  • 61-0069 – Mounted on a pedestal along Interstate 80 as part of the Strategic Air and Space Museum’s collection adjacent to Offutt AFB, Ashland, Nebraska.
  • 61-0073 – Air Power Park, Hampton, Virginia.
  • 61-0086 – Pima Air & Space Museum, adjacent to Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona.
  • 61-0088 – Grissom Air Park – Heritage Museum Foundation, Grissom ARB (former Grissom AFB), Indiana.
  • 61-0099 – Air Classics Museum of Aviation, Sugar Grove, Illinois.
  • 61-0100 – NAS Fort Worth JRB, Fort Worth, TX.
  • 61-0107 – National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, adjacent to Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 61-0108 – Palm Springs Air Museum (Currently being restored.)
  • 61-0145 – Holloman AFB, New Mexico.
  • 61-0146 – Air Force Flight Test Center Museum, Edwards AFB, California.
  • 61-0159 – Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.
  • 61-0165 – Moody AFB, Georgia.
  • 61-0175 – Sheppard AFB Air Park, Sheppard AFB, Texas.
  • 61-0176 – Maxwell AFB Air Park, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
  • 61-0188 – Langley AFB, Virginia; displayed as s/n 61-0217 in the TAC Memorial Park.
  • 62-4242 – Vance AFB, Oklahoma.
  • 62-4253 – Reflections of Freedom Historical Air Park, Wichita, Kansas.
  • 62-4299 – Travis Air Force Museum, Travis AFB, California.
  • 62-4301 – McClellan AFB Museum, former McClellan AFB, Sacramento, California.
  • 62-4318 – Fairview Park, Centralia, Illinois.
  • 62-4328 – Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.
  • 62-4347 – Headquarters, 419th Fighter Wing, Hill AFB, Utah.
  • 62-4360 – Tinker AFB, Oklahoma.
  • 62-4361 – American Airpower Museum, Republic Airport, Suffolk County, New York
  • 62-4383 – March Field Air Museum, March ARB (former March AFB), Riverside, California.
  • 62-4387 – USAF History and Traditions Museum, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas.

F-105F

  • 62-4438 – Museum of Aviation, Robins AFB, Warner Robins, Georgia.
  • 63-8287 – Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, former Chanute AFB, Rantoul, Illinois.
  • 63-8296 – Former England AFB, Louisiana.
  • 63-8306 – Aviation Cadet Museum, Silver Wings Field, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
  • 63-8331 – Pacific Coast Air Museum, Santa Rosa, California.
  • 63-8343 – Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison, Texas.
  • 63-8365 – Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham, Alabama.
  • 63-8366 – McConnell AFB, Kansas.

F-105G

  • 62-4425 – Named “naada” and located outside of American Legion Post 325 in Blissfield, Michigan
  • 62-4427 – Pima Air & Space Museum, adjacent to Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona.
  • 62-4440 – Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill AFB, Utah.
  • 62-4444 – Empire State Aerosciences Museum, Glenville, New York.
  • 63-8261 – Camp Robinson, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • 63-8274 – Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport in Middle River, MD
  • 63-8276 – Nellis AFB, Nevada.
  • 63-8278 – Silver Wings Aviation Museum, former Mather AFB, Sacramento, California.
  • 63-8285 – Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.
  • 63-8320 – National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio.
  • 63-8345 – Dobbins ARB (former Dobbins AFB), Marietta, Georgia.