Editorial Reviews. Review. “The latest addition to Osprey’s Combat Aircraft series , F F Thunderchief Units of the Vietnam War (Combat Aircraft) – Kindle edition by Peter E. Davies, Jim Laurier. Download it once and read it on your. F Thunderchief Units of the Vietnam War has 14 ratings and 2 reviews. Michael Hughes said: Great HistoryGreat reading. Super history of F units. F Thunderchief Units of the Vietnam War by Peter E. Davies, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Super history of F units and flight operations in SE Asia.

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The rear cockpits of several two-seat FFs were modified under project Commando Nail with an RA radar and a radar scope that offered high resolution. The discusion considers its role in Laos, the massive “Rolling Thunder” campaign, its fights with Migs, and the evolution of a small number of the Fs into “Wild Weasels,” designed to take out radar.

James Jones rated it it was amazing Oct 11, Retrieved 9 August In response to the surface-to-air missile SAM threat experienced in the skies above Vietnam, dozens of FFs were converted into anti-radar ” Wild Weasel ” aircraft, culminating with the FG.

Archived from the original scan on 14 July Fs flying in the vicinity of Hanoi would routinely travel around mountainous terrain nicknamed Thud Ridge to evade the air defenses surrounding the city. SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missiles. Two Wild Weasel pilots were awarded the Medal of Thunderchiwf for attacking North Vietnamese surface-to-air missile sites, with one shooting down two MiGs the same day. Aces and Aerial Victories: Republic F Thunderchief Classic Warplanes. Retrieved from ” https: However, the Thunderchief was officially credited with Republic and Seversky aircraft.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. John marked it as to-read Jan 25, Discussing the aircraft’s strengths and weaknesses and thundwrchief first-hand narratives, Peter Davies captures the essence of flying the ‘Thud’ against heavy defences, and describes the development of wartime tactics and the heroic accomplishments of a selection of its aircrew.

Looking for beautiful books? Mark Owen added it Sep 25, Air InternationalVol. The F was one of the primary attack aircraft of the Vietnam War ; over 20, Thunderchief sorties were flown, with aircraft lost including 62 operational non-combat losses out of the produced. Green, William and Gordon Swanborough. Near the end ofthe entire program was canceled by the USAF due to a number of delays and uncertainties regarding the aircraft.

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The aircraft would be fitted with a large engine, and a relatively small wing with a high wing loading for a stable thundervhief at low altitudes, and less drag at supersonic speeds. Pedro added it Jan 27, This book explores the crucial importance of the Thunderchief, deemed the “Thud” by many of its crews, in the Rolling Thunder campaign; it explains the pioneering suppression of enemy air defences SEAD methods developed by the F ‘Wild Weasel’ crews.


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Of the Fs built, a combined Fs were lost in Southeast Asia, including FDs and 38 two-seaters lost to enemy action and 61 lost in operational accidents. The final Thunderchiefs built were of the two-seat FF trainer variant.

A short-range AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile could be carried on each of the outer wing pylons. List of surviving Republic F Thunderchiefs.

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The costs above are in approximately United States dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. Wikimedia Commons has media related to F Thunderchief. To fulfill the Air Force requirement for all-weather attack, Republic proposed the FD variant in Air Force Historical Foundation, The Association of Old Crows, Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Between its massive dimensions and troubled early service life, the F had garnered a number of uncomplimentary nicknames. Keith Budzynski tye it really liked it Oct 10, F Thunderchief In Action.

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