F-105F Wild Weasel III

The F-105 pilot who made multiple passes to destroy a North Vietnamese SAM site with his Thud heavy damaged by AAA and engaged by MiG-21s

The F-105 pilot who made multiple passes to destroy a North Vietnamese SAM site with his Thud heavy damaged by AAA and engaged by MiG-21s

The F-105 Thud The Wild Weasel III F-105F Thunderchief or "Thud" formed the backbone of USAF SAM suppression during Operation… Read More

3 weeks ago

The F-105 pilot who glided his Thud to a safe landing with the fuel gauge reading “empty” after He directed a tanker to another F-105 dangerously low on fuel during a CSAR mission over North Vietnam

The F-105 Thunderchief In 1951 Republic Aviation began a project to develop a supersonic tactical fighter-bomber to replace the F-84F.… Read More

2 months ago

The story of the Wild Weasel Mission of F-105F Lincoln 03 and the Medal of Honor awarded to Maj. Merlyn Dethlefsen

Though he would have been in his right by USAF procedure to follow the rest of the aircraft and leave… Read More

5 years ago

THUD Vs SAMs: THE F-105F WILD WEASEL AND OPERATION ROLLING THUNDER

Designated F-105F Wild Weasel III, the aircraft replaced the F-100F Wild Weasel I in the summer of 1966 and became… Read More

7 years ago