Editorial Reviews. Review. “The latest addition to Osprey’s Combat Aircraft series , F F Thunderchief Units of the Vietnam War (Combat Aircraft) – Kindle edition by Peter E. Davies, Jim Laurier. Download it once and read it on your. F Thunderchief Units of the Vietnam War has 14 ratings and 2 reviews. Michael Hughes said: Great HistoryGreat reading. Super history of F units. F Thunderchief Units of the Vietnam War by Peter E. Davies, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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In spite of a troubled vuetnam service life, the F became the dominant attack aircraft early in the Vietnam War. Combat Aircraft Book 84 Paperback: Ifor rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Illustrations cover the variety of natural metal and camouflage schemes with different codes and nose-art.

We are the WildWeasels and north we did go to see that dude called HO. An F, which had been assembled using parts from ten different Fs that had seen service in Vietnam, was placed on permanent static display.

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Rolling Thunder Through Allied Force— to Read reviews that mention rolling thunder vietnam war peter davies north vietnam air war aircraft osprey units combat pilots thunderchief operations usaf airplane designed era laos mission missions view. This book explores the crucial importance of the Thunderchief, deemed the “Thud” by many of its crews, in the Rolling Thunder campaign; it explains the pioneering suppression of enemy air defences SEAD methods developed by the F ‘Wild Weasel’ crews.

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Rachel added it Aug 18, It was a somewhat somber occasion, shrouded in memories, but the illustrious, lone Thud stood on the line big and proud as ever, reflecting the glory of the many who flew beside her. Keith Budzynski rated it really liked it Oct 10, Meteor from the Cockpit. The costs above are in approximately United States dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: This book explores the crucial importance of the Thundercbief, deemed the “Thud” by many of its crews, in the Rolling Thunder campaign; it explains the pioneering suppression of enemy air defences SEAD methods developed by the F ‘Wild Weasel’ crews.

David Sewell marked it as to-read Apr 10, Write a customer review. Republic F Thunderchief Classic Warplanes. The North Vietnamese interceptor thundsrchief followed Soviet air-defense doctrine, with pilots under rigid direction of ground controllers over radio links.

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The Thunderstick bombing and navigation system that had previously caused operational headaches was now paying off—in spades.

Two Wild Weasel pilots were awarded the Medal of Honor for attacking North Vietnamese surface-to-air missile sites, with one shooting down two MiGs the same day. Unuts you were under tha F-4 loading you were subjected to Phamton Bites. 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.


The aircraft would hnits fitted with a large engine, and a relatively small wing with a high wing loading for a stable ride at low altitudes, and less drag at supersonic speeds.

I work for Republic a short time I did the door right wing leading edge,fitted,cut ,installed loved it my number is in all right doors I built. Published February 16th by Osprey Publishing first published Matt rated it really liked it Feb 16, With an unprecedented one-third of its total cost stemming from electronic hardware, the F represented a new dimension in aircraft technology and, consequently, qar true thuneerchief experience for everyone involved, from chief engineer to line mechanic.

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Hauling a 12,pound bombload, the F could fly the mile route to the North from bases deep within Thailand, push Mach 1 down Thud Ridge on approach to target Hanoi while skimming the terrain and dodging SAMs, MiGs and thunderrchief artillery, and put its bombs right on the money. Keeping the F flying became and still are my finest memories. Although the system was new and in need of continual refinement — at first, Wild Weasel crews were shot down faster than they could be formed—it proved very successful in the latter stages of the war.

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