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Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic's F-105 (DENNIS JENKINS)

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Dennis Jenkins next masterpiece:

https://www.amazon.com/Thunderchief-Complete-History-Republics-F-105/dp/1580072593/ref=sr_1_37?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1529878972&sr=1-37&keywords=aviation
 

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On my list for sure. Used to love seeing those things take off out of Hill AFB as a kid.
 

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I hope this is good. My best reference for F-105 development to date is Robert D Archer's The Republic F-105 "Thunderchief" which is from 1969...
 

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I think it is the uprate edition of this book.
 

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PaulMM (Overscan) said:
I hope this is good. My best reference for F-105 development to date is Robert D Archer's The Republic F-105 "Thunderchief" which is from 1969...
My best is this:

 

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I think I ended up with most of the pieces of that. (Various Classic Wings volumes.)
 

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It's Specialty Press, not Schiffer. The layout is not that bad from my point of view. But quality standard (thickness of paper, reproduction of photos...) is not as good than during the «golden age» of SP between 2002 and 2008 (X-15, B-36, XB-70, pusher fighters, Us Air Force prototypes...)
 

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Wow,thank you my dears Paul and Circle-5.
 

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Slightly off topic (sorry) but is there a photo somewhere with all the Century Fighters (100 101 102 104 105 106) flying in formation ? kudos if YF-107 among them...
 

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bercr said:
It's Specialty Press, not Schiffer. The layout is not that bad from my point of view.
"Not that bad"? Bloody hell, the book's layout is exemplary good! No nausea-causing raggety-baggety-right.
 

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I got this book on order with Amazon. I can't wait to read this one. Specialty Press book lay-out is really nice and never had any problems with the photos. Century Jets is a good read.
 

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Archibald said:
Slightly off topic (sorry) but is there a photo somewhere with all the Century Fighters (100 101 102 104 105 106) flying in formation ? kudos if YF-107 among them...
I've never seen one.
 

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Pre-ordered mine directly from Specialty Press. The sale price, even with postage, was lower than what I'd pay Amazon and it eliminates the "middle man". Comments when mine arrives.
 

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Got a notice from Specialty Press that the book would be delayed a few weeks, seems the weather-induced snarl in Chicago, along with some other factors, has slowed arrival of the printed books. I did find out I ordered early enough to get one autographed by the author, though.
 

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Got a notice from Specialty Press that the book would be delayed a few weeks, seems the weather-induced snarl in Chicago, along with some other factors, has slowed arrival of the printed books. I did find out I ordered early enough to get one autographed by the author, though.
Yeah, same here, though they seemed to blame everything but the weather... ;D

Unfortunately, this title is caught in a massive freight delay in Chicago due to -

1) A Chinese import surge that was caused by potential tariff increases
2) The Chinese New Year
3) Post-holiday traffic

We anticipate it may be another 2 to 3 weeks before this book will be available in our warehouse to ship to you.
 

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Yes, I noticed they said nothing about the weather, but I saw enough on the news to expect problems there. Apparently it's the coldest Chicago has been in decades and it has snarled many aspects of life in that city and environs (I have to wonder how the commuter lines running on overhead catenary lines fared).
 

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elmayerle said:
Yes, I noticed they said nothing about the weather, but I saw enough on the news to expect problems there. Apparently it's the coldest Chicago has been in decades and it has snarled many aspects of life in that city and environs (I have to wonder how the commuter lines running on overhead catenary lines fared).
Simple - if they don't use electric heaters or hot-air blowers, they just heat the tracks with a toasty open fire: https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a26090529/rail-company-tracks-fire-chicago/
 

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Yes, I noticed they said nothing about the weather, but I saw enough on the news to expect problems there.
Yeah, that’s what I thought and expected to be the delay reason which is why it was odd not to be mentioned.
 

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martinbayer said:
elmayerle said:
Yes, I noticed they said nothing about the weather, but I saw enough on the news to expect problems there. Apparently it's the coldest Chicago has been in decades and it has snarled many aspects of life in that city and environs (I have to wonder how the commuter lines running on overhead catenary lines fared).
Simple - if they don't use electric heaters or hot-air blowers, they just heat the tracks with a toasty open fire: https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a26090529/rail-company-tracks-fire-chicago/
Thing is, the catenary, overhead power lines, are just hanging out there in the wind and weather. OTOH, steps must be available as there's lots of similar trackage in the Northeast part of the USA.
 

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Back in the old days steam n trains ran on schedule even in cold weather..
 

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I got an email that my copy has been shipped. I hope to have it within the next week. I'm rather looking forward to receiving it.
 

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My copy arrived yesterday and, at first glance, looks to be superb, thorough, and encyclopedic. More as I get the opportunity to properly peruse it.
 

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Yeah, my copy showed up yesterday as well. I love the paint scheme on JF-3, I don't recall having seen that before.
 

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Could you please post some feedback about intermediate steps and unbuilt designs. The book is still unavailable in my country but I have on my list.
Thanks a lot.
 

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Great book. Encyclopaedic as someone above posted. Specialty Press are publishing some excellent titles recently.
Congratulations to Mr. Jenkins for this magnum opus. His name is usually a sign of a winner.
 

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Excellent book and I do like the overall layout. There are some excellent images of the XF-103 that have not been published before.

Look forward to reading thru it in greater detail.

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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Picked this up the other day. Ridiculously well done. My only gripe is the lack of an index, but it's so well organized that an index isn't really needed. This is worth the price for the background on SEAD tactics and the Weasel program alone.
 

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It's a really nice and comprehensive book. Its certainly the definitive book on the F-105. Its pretty comprehensive on the development phase too, though I have a couple of images of early F-105 designs I think could have been included.
 
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