USAF Century Series Fighter Jets: F-100, F-101, F-102, F-104, F-105 and F-106
The Century Series fighters are a group of 6 US production fighter jets that were numered F-100, F-101, F-102, F-104, F-105 and F-106. Although these were considered "2nd Generation" fighters, sharing common technology, the basis for this club was...
This Day in Aviation - Important Dates in Aviation History
Captains Merlyn Dethlefsen and Kevin Gilroy flew this Republic F-105F-1-RE Thunderchief on 10 March 1967. It is seen here at Nellis AFB, Nevada, 29 August 1966. 63-8352 was destroyed by fire after running off the runway at Udorn RTAFB, 8 December 1969. The pilot, Major Carl R. Rice, was killed.
F-105G Thunderchief (Wild Weasel)
The Republic F-105 “Thunderchief” was a supersonic fighter-bomber that conducted the majority of strike bombing missions during the early years of the Vietnam War. Starting in 1967, 61 F-105Fs were modified to an EF-105F configuration (pictured), later redesignated as F-105G, for the “Wild Weasel” mission to seek out and destroy North Vietnamese surface-to-air missile sites. The F-105Gs were modified with advanced avionics and additional electronic countermeasures equipment, including the…
Republic F-105G Thunderchief
The F-105, nicknamed the "Thud," evolved from a 1951 project by to replace the F-84F fighter-bomber. The prototype first flew in October 1955, and Republic delivered the first production aircraft to