Two-seat duel-purpose trainer/tactical fighter.
Hydraulically-retractable tricycle type, with single
wheel on each unit. Main units retract inward into
thickened area of wing-roots created by main air intake
ducts. Nose-wheel retracts forward.
One Pratt & Whitney J75-P-19W turbojet engine (26,500
lb = 12,030 kg st with water injection and
afterburning). Fuel in three flexible tanks in fuselage
forward, main and aft) with total capacity of 770 US
gallons (2,9125 litres) and one 390 US gallon (1,477
litre) bomb-bay tank.
General Electric FC-5 flight-control system connects
with AN/APN-131 Doppler for automatic navigation.
AN/ARC 70 UHF radio. AN/ASG-19 "Thunderstick"
integrated armament control system consisting of NASAAR
radar, General Electric automatic lead computing sight,
toss-bomb computer and associated equipment.
Fixed armament consists of one General Electric M-61
20-mm Vulcan automatic multi-barrel gun with 1,029
rounds. Typical alternative loads are (1) 650 gal
centre-line tank, 450 gal tank on one inner wing pylon,
nuclear store on the other pylon, (2) 650 gal
centre-line tank and four GAM-83B Bullpup nuclear
missiles, (3) 450 gal tanks on centre and inner wing
pylons, nuclear weapon in bomb-bay, (4) 650 gal
centre-line tank, two 3,000 lb bombs on inner wing
pylons, (5) 650 gal centre-line tank, two 450 gal tanks
on inner wing pylons, four Sidewinder missiles on
outer-wing pylons. (6) Three rocket packs on
centre-line, two on each outer pylon, (7) Nine BLU-1/B
fire-bombs or nine MLU-10/B mines in similar
arrangement to rocket packs, or sixteen leaflet bombs,
750 lb bombs, or MG-1 toxic bombs.
DIMENSIONS, EXTERNAL (F-105F):
Wing span: 34 ft 11.5 in (10.65 M)
Length overall: 69 ft 1.18 in (21.06 m)
Height over tail: 20 ft 1.96 in (6.15 m)
Wings, gross: 385 sq ft (35.77 m2)
Rudder: 11.39 sq ft (1.06 m2)
WEIGHTS AND LOADING:
Weight empty: 28,393 lb (12,879 kg)
Max T-O weight: 54,000 lb (24,495 kg)
Max level speed at 38,000 ft (11,600 m):
Max level speed at S/L:
Max cruising speed: Mach 0.95
Stalling speed: 178 mph (287 kmh)
Rate of climb at S/L:
32,000 ft (9,750 m) min
Range with max fuel:
2,070 miles (3,330 km)