RepublicThe YF-105 completed its maiden flight at Edwards AFB in October 1955, easily exceeding Mach One, even though it was powered by a J57 engine - much less powerful than its projected power plant, the J75. The D-model "Thud" added water injection to the J75 engine, along with updated avionics, attack equipment, and improved refueling features. It first flew in June 1959. A total of 833 Thunderchiefs of all types were built, including 610 F-105Ds. All models of the F-105 were flight tested at Edwards.
|Placed By||Air Force Flight Test Museum|
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 4:35am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 409464 N 3859209|
|Decimal Degrees||34.87121667, -117.99058333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 52.273', W 117° 59.435'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 52' 16.38" N, 117° 59' 26.10" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1099 Rosamond Blvd, Eden CA 83325, US|
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