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F-105F Thunderchief
F-105F Thunderchief


Role: Two-seat duel-purpose trainer/tactical fighter.
LANDING GEAR:
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.
POWER PLANT:
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.
EQUIPMENT:
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.
ARMAMAENT:
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)

AREAS (F-105F):
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)

PERFORMANCE (F-105F):
Max level speed at 38,000 ft (11,600 m):
Mach 2.25
Max level speed at S/L:
Mach 1.25
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)


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