Republic F-105 ThunderchiefEdit
The Republic F-105 Thunderchief, was a supersonic fighter-bomber used by the United States Air Force. The Mach 2 capable F-105 bore the brunt of strike bombing over North Vietnam during the early years of the Vietnam War, and has the dubious distinction of being the only US aircraft to have ever been removed from combat due to high attrition rates. Originally designed as a single-seat, nuclear-attack aircraft, a two-seat Wild Weasel version was later developed for use in the specialized Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) role against surface-to-air missile sites. It was commonly known as the "Thud" by its crews.
Republic F-105D ThunderchiefEdit
The definitive production model, all-weather capability thanks to advanced avionics, including AN/APN-131 navigational radar, first flight 9 June 1959; 610 built.
- Tech Level: 4
- Damage Base: 20
- Min./Max. Airspeed: 3/24
- Maneuver (Loaded): 5 (6)
- Aerobatic (Loaded): -1 (-3)
- Defence (Loaded): 13 (12)
- Climb Rate (Loaded): 1 (0.9)
- Shallow/Steep/Power/Vertical Dives: 2/4/5/7
- Operational Ceiling: 10
- Stores External/Pylon/Internal: 3/0/4
- Guns: M61A1 Cannon (6 Barrel)
- Cost: 544
- Maintenance Cost: 65
Republic F-105G ThunderchiefEdit
Two-seat Wild Weasel/SEAD version with AN/APN-196 navigational radar replacing AN/APN-148 in earlier models, re-designation of the RF-105F conversions.