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F-105 Thunderchiefs: A 29 Year Illustrated Operational History

by W. Howard Plunkett

One of the U.S. Air Force’s most important fighter bombers, the F105 Thunderchief was in operation for almost thirty years. It played a key role in the Vietnam War. This book details the histories of the 103 F105s that are displayed around the world. Part One of the work summarizes the 29 years of F105 operations, focusing on events, aircraft configurations, units and bases. The individual histories and photographs of each surviving F105 from its production to its static display are contained in Part Two. Appendices provide a mapped-out, state by state “Thunderchief Tour,” and the fate, by serial number, of all 117 of the F105s that survived their operational career only to end up in scrap yards.