F-105D · "Thunderchief"

F-105D · "Thunderchief" (HM167D)

Location: Eden, CA 83325 Kern County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 52.273', W 117° 59.435'

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The 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.

During the Vietnam War, the F-105D flew 75% of all air strikes against North Vietnam during it first four years. It could carry over 12,000 of ordnance, a heavier bomb load than the World War II B-17.

This Thunderchief was flight-delivered to Edwards in January 1984 from its last operational assignment with the 419th Tactical Fighter Wing (USAF Reserves) at Hill AFB, UT. It was faithfully restored in 2007 by the 412th Test Wing Surfaces Team.

On Loan from the National Museum of the USAF
HM NumberHM167D
Placed ByAir Force Flight Test Museum
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 4:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 409464 N 3859209
Decimal Degrees34.87121667, -117.99058333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 52.273', W 117° 59.435'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 52' 16.38" N, 117° 59' 26.10" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1099 Rosamond Blvd, Eden CA 83325, US
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