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    Republic F-105 Thunderchief (Air Vanguard) (Paperback) By (author) Peter E. Davies, Illustrated by Adam Tooby

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    DescriptionThe Republic F-105 Thunderchief was the fastest and most successful strike fighter of the Cold War. Designed to deliver nuclear weapons at low altitude and then fight its way back to base, by the early 1960s it was the primary weapon in the USAF's tactical strike arsenal. Thunderchief pilots in Europe, the Far East and the USA stood on short-notice alert, ready to take on the formidable defenses of their Communist Bloc targets. The F-105 was, however, to become a legend in a very different conflict. As direct American involvement in Vietnam increased, F-105s were deployed - initially as a deterrent, but ever more as conventional attack fighters against insurgency in Laos and Vietnam. With the start of the bombing campaign against North Vietnam, the Thunderchief became a vital element in attacks against some of the most heavily defended territory in modern history.

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    Republic F-105 Thunderchief
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter E. Davies, Illustrated by Adam Tooby
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    ISBN 13: 9781780961736
    ISBN 10: 1780961731

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJP
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BIC subject category V2: HBTW, HBWS
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE20
    B&T Approval Code: A44702530
    BIC subject category V2: JWMV3, 3JJP
    DC22: 358
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, HIS027110
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 358.4/2
    DC23: 623.7463
    LC classification: UG1242.F5 D34725 2012
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    18 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Peter Davies is based in Bristol and has written or co-written nine books on modern American combat aircraft, including the standard reference work on US Navy and Marine Corps Phantom II operations, Gray Ghosts.
    Review quote
    "Author Peter Davies covers the aircraft's initial design and development as well as its introduction into unit service. Much of the book is dedicated to its combat record, as well it should. In this part of the publication we get the majority of pilot stories. Though designed as a bomber, the F-105 also shot down its share of MiGs during the conflict and we get some of those tales as well. Chock full of photos, most of them in full color and the superb art work of Adam Tooby, it makes for a well rounded title."- Scott Van Aken, "Modeling Madness "(October 2012)."..a fine pick for any military aircraft reference collection."- James A. Cox, "The Midwest Book Review"."..and excellent book on this remarkable aircraft..."- Richard Mataka, www.mataka.org