Book Title: F-105 Thunderchiefs : A 29-year Illustrated Operational History, with Individual Accounts of the 103 Surviving Fighter Bombers
Author: Dennis Jenkins
Format: Paperback | 336 pages
Publication Date: 30 Aug 2008
One of the U.S. Air Force's most important fighter bombers, the F-105 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 F-105s that are displayed around the world. Part one of the work summarizes the 29 years of F-105 operations, focusing on events, aircraft configurations, units and bases. The individual histories and photographs of each surviving F-105 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 F-105s that survived their operational career only to end up in scrap yards.