By Larry Davis, David Menard
The images during this version are black and white. crammed cover-to-cover with classic pictures, drawings, exploded perspectives, and excerpts from formerly 'secret' and 'restricted' technical manuals. Emphasizes the original, groundbreaking, and technical features of the flexible F-105. Covers the Wild Weasel types, and A-F types and editions. contains missile and ECM installations, and Vietnam insurance.
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8. On aircraft modified by T. O. IF-I05F-540 apply rain erosion coating to the ANIALR 31 antenna covers mounted on the left and right wing tips. Refer to T. O. 1-1-24 for application. 5. 00. The width should extend from outboard edges of access doors FFI08 and FF54 to FFI07 and FF43. 9. Figure 1-31. 58 On aircraft modified by T. O. IF-I05F-550 apply rain erosion coating to the forward and aft transmitting antenna and center receiving antenna radomes of ALQ-I05 POD on the left and right hand side of the aircraft.
Most of the Raider missions were flown at night. (Dennis Haynes) THUNDER operations being flown by F-1 05Ds from the 388th and 355th TFWs. Gen. John D. Ryan, CincPACAF, recognized the problem and decided that what was needed to continue bringing the war to Hanoi on a year-round basis, was a true night/all-weather aircraft. Although the F-111 and F-4E would be able to do the job, both types were still under development and would not be ready for combat operations for at least a year. The aircraft chosen for the night mission was a modified F-1 05F twoseat Thunderchief.
Courtesy of Joe Bruch) returned to McConnell AFB on 5 September 1973, and were promptly transferred to the 35th TFW at George AFB. The 17th WWS came home one year after the 561 st TFS, with their aircraft and crews becoming the 562nd TFS at George AFB. Their mission was a training one at George, where they brought new Weasel crews into the world of SAM suppression. The new crews would eventually fly the F-4G Advanced Wild Weasel. By 1978, enough F-4Gs were available to allow the Air Force to begin the phase out of the F-1 05G.