F-105 Thunderchief MiG Killers of the Vietnam War

F-105 Thunderchief MiG Killers of the Vietnam War

Despite its 'F-for-fighter' designation, the F-105 was designed and purchased to give the USAF an aircraft capable of the delivery of nuclear weapons at very high speed, long range and below-the-radar altitudes. However, when the Vietnam War began it also emerged as USAF's best available tactical bomber for a 'limited conventional' war as well. Extensively targeted by MiG-17s and MiG-21s the F-105 pilots developed innovative tactics that allowed them to compete in… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2014)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 96 pages

Language: English


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