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Fonthill Media's latest release is an account of flying the F-105 Thunderchief in Vietnam.
Thud Pilot: A Pilotís Account of Early F-105 Combat in Vietnam
A personal insight on how flying the F-105 in combat changed over three deployments during a two-year period.

ē Details of F-105 combat Ďfirstsí
ē Seventeen personal combat zone photographs plus six other period images
ē Personal letter of wifeís reaction to husbandís ejection and rescue over North Vietnam
ē Rich in detail, this will be of interest to aviation and military historians as well as modellers of the Republic F-105 Thunderchief

Thud Pilot: A Pilotís Account of Early F-105 Combat in Vietnam is the personal account of a pilot who flew the F-105 Thunderchief in the dangerous skies over North Vietnam. In the first five years of the Vietnam War, the F-105 conducted 75 per cent of bombing missions over North Vietnam. This is the true story of the courageous men who flew the F-105 from its earliest combat deployment in 1964 and on through 1966, the year of its heaviest losses. The authorís more significant missions, including his ejection and rescue over enemy territory, are described in detail and are accompanied by map drawings depicting the mission routes from take-off to refuelling orbits, the target, and return. The book is full of several Ďfirstsí in the expanding air war over North Vietnam, including Operation Spring High, the first counter Surface-to-Air-Missile (SAM) strike in the history of aerial warfare. The personal perspective from years of combat experience reveals just how the political mismanagement and Rules of Engagement made them as much the hunted as they were the hunters


Author - Victor Vizcarra
Format - Paperback
Pages - 160 pages, 71 black-and-white photographs.
Publication Date - Dec 2018
Size - 234 x 156 mm
Product no - 978-1-78155-645-0
Price - £15.29

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