REPUBLIC F-105 THUNDERCHIEF
Title: Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Designed as a high-performance successor to the F84F Thunderstreak the first YF-105A first flew in 1955 using the J57 engine. A new variant using the more powerful J75 engine was put into production as the F-105B and this entered service in 1958. Although designated “F” the F-105 was really an all-weather attack bomber carrying 8,000 lbs of nuclear or conventional weapons in an internal weapons bay, in additional to significant wing stores carrying capability.
The F-105D model had a more powerful version of the J75 engine and a true all-weather capability. A two seat combat proficiency trainer version of the D model was developed and designated F-105F. The last variant, the F-105G, was the two seat F modified for Wild Weasel anti-SAM missions in Vietnam.
This title has flight manuals covering all variants of the F-105. The YF-105A has been scanned from a good quality photocopy and the others have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.