Republic F-105 Thunderchiefs go to War DVD
Three color films and F-105 Fighter/Bomber Flight Handbook
Exclusive -- We digitally "color corrected" these films
is a Way: The
421st Squadron Fighting Cavaliers and their F-105 Thunderchiefs
(Color, 1966, 55:00) Digitally restored color Without doubt this is
the best documentary showing an Air Force unit from the Vietnam War.
Filmed in November, 1966, this up close and personal look at the
421st Sq, 388th TFW has everything from exciting footage of a bombing
raid on Hanoi, dodging SAMs and fighting Migs, to feverish overnight
activity to repair and rearm the big "Thuds"at their base
at Korat, Thailand.
Best of all, its told through spontaneous interviews and open mics
that capture air combat radio chatter, after mission pilot stories,
and conversations with everyone from the base commander to pilots and
mechanics. You'll see mission briefings and after action intelligence
debriefings. Veteran pilots coach newbies on fighter tactics. The
maintenance chief talks about the Thuds reliability. A pilot's best
day: knocking out four SAM sites on a "Wild Weasel"
mission. The squadron gets together after hours to celebrate a young
Lieutenant's 100th mission. An amazing time capsule!
Twenty Five Hour Day: A story of Air Force F-105s (Color,
1967, 28:00) This film, produced by Fairchild-Hiller-Republic for the
US Air Force, offers a unique look inside F-105 “Thunderchief”
fighter-bomber operations when the air campaign against North
Vietnamese supply lines was ramping up into to high gear. Secretary
of State Robert McNamara gives the broad outline of the Thud's
primary mission in a series of strategic briefings: to strangle the
Ho Chi Minh Trail, the strategic supply line from North to South
Vietnam, through Cambodia and Laos, that was showing a quantum
increase in activity and importance. You'll see exciting color
footage of F-105s and other aircraft hitting bridges, supply depots
convoys and other key targets along the Trail, and carrying out
tactical operations in the South in conjunction with air mobile
units. You'll see F -105 mission briefings, base operations, midair
refueling, maintenance, and up close scenes of everyday pilot life on
an extremely active forward base, working “Twenty-Five Hour Days.”
of Rescue (Color,1967, 25:00) F-105 flight leader Lt. James Devoss tells the
dramatic account of his rescue, severely injured, from enemy held jungle. You'll hear
the story of his last mission from takeoff through pickup by a CH-3 "Jolly
Green Giant" helicopter after being shot down, including actual footage. You'll also see all aspects of a well planned and executed "search and rescue"
operation that saved so many lives in Vietnam.
Flight Manual for the USAF Series F-105 Series D, F and G Thunderchief all-weather fighter bomber. Over 800 pages of information in Adobe Acrobat,pdf file format on normal and emergency flight procedures, operating limitations, flight characteristics and the full performance index. You'll see detailed info on all control panels, instruments, fuel, hydraulic, electronic, computer, radar, ejection, communications, engine, weapons systems and much more. Charts, diagrams, indexes in black and white and color. “Everything you ever wanted to know about the Thud!” Zeno
Flight Manual is on the DVD and is viewable on a computer installed DVD player. Don't have a DVD player on your computer? We can put your manual on a separate CD-ROM that will play on any PC or Mac.Click
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The Twenty Five Hour Day: F-105s in Vietnam - Restored Color, 1967