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Republic F-105G 'Thunderchief'

Description
Notes: Upgraded F-l05F
  Manufacturer:Republic
  Base model:F-105
  Designation:F-105
  Version:G
  Nickname:Thunderchief
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Fighter

Specifications
  Length: 67' 20.4 m
  Height:20' 2" 6.1 m
  Wingspan: 34' 11" 10.6 m
  Empty Weight: 29,393 lb 13,330 kg
  Gross Weight: 54,578 lb 24,752 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney J75-P-19W (A/B 24,500Lb
  Thrust (each):24,499 lb11,111 kg

Performance
  Range: 2,390 miles 3,848 km
  Cruise Speed: 596 mph 959 km/h 518 kt
  Max Speed: 1,480 mph 2,383 km/h 1,288 kt
  Ceiling: 50,000 ft 15,239 m

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Davis-Monthan AFBDavis-Monthan AFBArizona
Empire State Aerosciences MuseumScotiaNew York
Georgia ANG - 116th FW, Dobbins AFBMariettaGeorgia
Hill Aerospace MuseumHill AFBUtah
Museum of AviationWarner Robins AFBGeorgia
Nellis AFBNellis AFBNevada
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
Silver Wings Aviation MuseumMather AFBCalifornia
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio

F-105G on display

Empire State Aerosciences Museum

Museum of Aviation

Nellis AFB

Pima Air & Space Museum

Silver Wings Aviation Museum

United States Air Force Museum
   


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Jackie Adams
 Grand Prairie, TX
I knew Shep,Keith Jenkins Daine Martin Sheryl Abner Terry Schulp and Charles Blacknall JJ Smith Bobby Walker and Many others please email me if you were at George AFB
12/28/2013 @ 17:01 [ref: 68261]
 Rick Moser
 , GA
@ Robert Miller

Hey,

I think 320 was my dad's plane. His name was Dick Moser.

Thanks for serving,
Rick Moser
06/05/2013 @ 04:55 [ref: 67871]
 Larry C. Hoover
 Grain Valley, MO
I was privileged to have served under Col. Bottomly at Takhli in 69-70 as a bomb loader on the F-105. What a Beast of an aircraft it was. Loaded everything from rockets,to 500 lb. bombs, to the big boys, the 2000 lb babies.
02/28/2013 @ 11:35 [ref: 67625]
 Robert Miller
 Moweaqua, IL
I was an airframe repairman at Korat RTAFB Thailand and worked on F 105G 320.
12/12/2012 @ 18:46 [ref: 67416]
 sgt joe jasnowitz
 tomriver, NJ
i was crew cheif of f105 f 624444 at takhili rtafb we called her mant fours i had four playing cards painted on her right front fuselage all four of clubs i crewed many fours 1968 to 1969 she was such a good aircft she had 50 zero defect mission
thats in the row she wone me airmen of the month miss her
02/15/2012 @ 11:40 [ref: 53083]
 Jim Aultman
 Hopewell, VA
I was at Takhli RTAFB from July 1969 to August 1970 and maintained aircraft 63-8320. I have pictures ag launchibg the aircraft on several missions. I was a Sgt. at the time. I thibk the F-105 was a superior aircraft and enjoyed working on it. I read some of the comments and I too rmember Col. Heath Bottomly. Wing Commander. I have a picture of him that he signed. I still can remember him just like it was yesterday.
09/09/2010 @ 13:31 [ref: 29793]
 Manuel (Manny) Ramirez
 Mission Hills, CA
I was stationed at Geroge AFB from 1976 to 1979. I worked swing shift and was originally assigned 63-8363 and later 63-8300. I remember JJ Smith and had a close friend from electric shop with the last name of Jogo. My first assignment was to inventory the cann bird 63-8263. This plane was gutted and missing almost everything. An seemingly overwhelming task for a new guy just assigned to F-105's. I remember the crash of the F-4 near POL from an unlocked wing tip and the weckage of vehicle in the parking lot near the back gate. I also remember the F-105G that MAJ Comstock tried to get airborne with what I assume was a low EPR engine. I remember hearing that aircraft at the end of the short runway at the west end running up and going into burner at least twice before running down the short runway. Then suddenly getting quiet and watching it roll past the 8,000 foot marker on the 10,000 foot runway then having its gear sheared off when it rolled into the ditch at the end of the runway. No chute or smoke from skidding tires were ever noticed.
08/13/2010 @ 11:14 [ref: 28980]
 Charly Blacknall
 Shalimar, FL
I remember most of the names on this site. We all worked together at George AFB from 1976-1979. Swings was the shift when you are in the a desert. She was the first Acft (62-4427) I crewed as a young Amn. That was the best time of my life, and the greatest bunch of guys to work for and with. I recovered 62-4416 after that infamous flight in Denmark, also spent an extra week with JJ Smith, Hobbs S/M,
Kieth Jenkins C/C, MIke Canidate C/C and a few others. I can't remember the engine troop, but I saw JJ Smith trim an engine by ear. No boxes, no cables-just tied her down on the trim pad put his ear on the side of the jet and tweaked the fuel control. It was the coolest thing I have seen in my life. Hobbs painted the "6" falling forward in the tail number. The good old days...
03/02/2010 @ 10:39 [ref: 25806]
 Frank McDonald
 , TX
Our "F" models were serving very well when we came to work one day to learn they had become "G" models. Humm! It makes a world of difference when a modification can change one airplane into another. Of course that mod. was subtil but effective. A favorite model I still cherish enough to keep, is one of a "two seater" made from two D model kits.

On my arrival at Takhli, we had one "run qualified" crew chief available, one TSgt Ron Bradley. After being qualified by Lt. Timothy Breen, I, too, was "run" authorized. You can bet I soon qualified every one in my flight. I was even authorized to "crank it up" for our wing commander as he strapped in. Col. Bottomly, "The Bald Eagle" was quite a guy.
02/28/2009 @ 18:29 [ref: 23839]
 Alex
 , AL
nice - http://jobakter.k2free.com/tramadol5f/
09/28/2008 @ 13:29 [ref: 22759]

 
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