F-105 Thunderchief Units of the Vietnam War (Heftet)

Serie: Combat Aircraft No. 84

Forfatter:

Jim Laurier (Illustratør)

Forfatter:
Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2010
Antall sider: 96
Illustratør: Laurier, Jim
Forlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Språk: Engelsk
Serie:
Serienummer: No. 84
ISBN/EAN: 9781846034923
Omtale F-105 Thunderchief Units of the Vietnam War
Facing the most formidably concentrated air defences in history, pilots of the F-105D flew against North Vietnamese targets day after day during the 43 months of Operation Rolling Thunder. Despite its limited maneuverability and the lack of self-sealing fuel tanks, which made it susceptible to combat damage, the 'bombers' shot down 27 MiG fighters in 1966 - 67. This book illustrates the importance of the Thunderchief in the Rolling Thunder campaign, including the pioneering suppression of enemy air defences (SEAD) methods developed by the F-105 'Wild Weasel' crews. Discussing the aircraft's strengths and weaknesses and using 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.

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