Specifications for the
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance / Wild Weasel
Focus Model: Republic F-105D Thunderchief
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1958
Length: 64.24 ft (19.58 m)
Width: 34.94 ft (10.65 m)
Height: 19.59ft (5.97 m)
Weight (Empty): 27,500 lb (12,474 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 52,838 lb (23,967 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Pratt & Whitney J75-P-19W turbojet engine generating 24,500lbs of thrust with afterburn capability.
Maximum Speed: 1,390 mph (2,237kmh; 1,208 kts)
Maximum Range: 920 miles (1,480km)
Service Ceiling: 41,207 ft (12,560 m; 7.8 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 34,400 feet per minute (10,485 m/min)
1 x M61 20mm cannon
Internal bomb load capacity of up to 8,000lbs (3,629 kg) with an overall capacity of 12,000lbs (5,442 kg) of munitions (with the inclusion of the four external underwing hardpoints).
Mission-specific armament could include AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, mine dispensers, air-to-surface missiles, anti-radiation air-to-surface missiles, 2.75" rocket pods, 450-gallon fuel tanks, nuclear-tipped weapons, conventional iron bombs, chaff and flare dispensers and electronics equipment.
YF-105A - Initial prototypes of which two produced; Pratt & Whitney J57-P-25 turbojet of 15,000lb thrust.