F-105 Thunderchief Resources & References

The NMUSAF’s two-seat “Thud” scored three MiG kills over North Vietnam. Modified as an F-105G Wild Weasel SAM-killer, it was retired to Dayton in 1980 following service with the 35th TFW at George AFB.

F-105 Magazine Articles and Photos:

Photo: “F-105 Has Flat Wing Root Intakes” Aviation Week March 25, 1957 p.27

“Intake, Speed Brake Design Are F-105 Innovations” Aviation Week July 29, 1957 p.28-29 4 photos

Photo: “Republic F-105 Thunderchief” Aviation Week August 5, 1957 front cover

“F-105 Shows Steep Climb, Weapons Load” Aviation Week August 5, 1957 p.74-75 3 photos

“Republic F-105s Move Down Final Assembly Line” Aviation Week February 17, 1958 p.76-77 4 photos

Cecil Brownlow “F-105D’s Limited-War Capability Boosted” Aviation Week & Space Technology February 25, 1963 p.105-111 3 photos

Photo: “Two Seat F-105F Makes Maiden Flight” Aviation Week & Space Technology July 1, 1963 p.59

“F-105 Closes on North Viet Mig-17 Near Hanoi” Aviation Week & Space Technology May 15, 1967 p.23 1 illustration

Cecil Brownlow “F-105 Modified for Vietnam Role” Aviation Week & Space Technology May 22, 1967 p.16-17 1 illustration

Cecil Brownlow “USAF to Strengthen F-105 Survivability” Aviation Week & Space Technology September 23, 1968 p.78-81 4 photos

Photo: “F-105s Carry Shrike Missiles Over North Vietnam” Aviation Week & Space Technology October 7, 1968 p.97

“Republic to Improve F-105D Bomb System” Aviation Week & Space Technology October 14, 1968 p.19

Joe Mizrahi, Peter Mancus “Thud, Goes the Weasel” Airpower January 1981 p.24-33, 50 23 photos

Jack Dean “F-105: All-Out Warrior In A Limited War” Wings April 1991 p.10-38, 48-55 100 photos