Color by Don Greer
and Darren Glenn
S u m m a r y
||Aircraft Number 185
||Soft cover, landscape format, 50
pages plus covers (incl. 2 pages in full colour).
||US$8.46 from Squadron.com
||Compact and useful format for
modellers; packed with helpfully captioned photos; attractive cover art -
front and back; supporting narrative text.
F-105 Thunderchief in action
is available online from
The F-105 Thunderchief was the last in a line of famous fighter
aircraft to be produced by the Republic Aircraft Company. Earlier
well-known and successful designs included the P-47 Thunderbolt, the
F-84 Thunderjet and the F-84F Thunderstreak.
This book follows Squadron/Signal’s popular “In Action” format with Don
Greer cover art, two colour pages as a “centrefold”, helpful line drawings
and specifications spread over 50 pages in landscape format. As with the
rest of the series, the real backbone of these books are the multitude of
photographs packed between the covers. 104 photographss are captioned in
The text commenced with a brief summary of the Republic Aircraft Company and
some of its notable products, followed by an equally brief discussion of the
F-105A. The bulk of the book is devoted to a chronological description of the
F-105B through G, with plenty of great detail photos along the way. The last ten
pages of the book outline the Thunderchief's combat record in Vietnam, and its
This is another interesting book in the "In Action" series, and will be
especially useful to anyone building the Monogram 1/48 scale kits.
Now won't it be interesting to see what Trumpeter has in store for 1/32
Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2002 by Brett
This Page Created on 02 January, 2003
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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