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F-105 Thunderchief
in action

By Ken Neubeck

Color by Don Greer
Illustrated by
John Lowe
and Darren Glenn

   Squadron/Signal Publications

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Aircraft Number 185
ISBN: 0-89747-447-3
Media: Soft cover, landscape format, 50 pages plus covers (incl. 2 pages in full colour).
Price: US$8.46 from Squadron.com
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Compact and useful format for modellers; packed with helpfully captioned photos; attractive cover art - front and back; supporting narrative text.
Recommendation: Recommended


F-105 Thunderchief in action
is available online from Squadron.com

Reviewed by Brett Green


F i r s t   L o o k


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 detail.

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 subsequent retirement.





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 scale?.


Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.

Review Copyright © 2002 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 02 January, 2003
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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