REPUBLIC F-105 THUNDERCHIEF

F-105 SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Republic Aviation Corp., Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA
Model: AP-63
Designation: F-105
Name: Thunderchief
First official flight: (YF-105A) 22/10/1955
Factory production period: 1955 - 1965
Primary service period: 1958 - 1970's
Last official flight: (F-105D) 25/02/1984

F-105 VARIANTS

1955 Model AP-63 YF-105A 2  
1956 Model AP-63 YF-105B 4 Total: 006
         
1957 Model AP-63 F-105B 74 Total: 074
         
1959 Model AP-63 F-105D 610  
1963 Model AP-63 F-105F 143 Total: 753

Grand Total: 833

F-105 PRODUCTION

YF-105A
Prototype single engined fighter-bomber.
Produced 1955 - 1956

Republic Farmingdale, New York (RE)

54-098, 54-099 ?

Total: 002

F-105A - Production version, 97 cancelled.

YF-105B
As YF-105A, engine upgrade,
minor changes. Later upgraded
to F-105B standard.
Produced 1956 - 1957

Republic Farmingdale, New York (RE)

54-100 / 54-103 ?

Total: 004

F-105B
As YF-105B, various engine upgrades.
Some later upgraded to F-105D standard.
Produced 1957 - 1959

Republic Farmingdale, New York (RE)

54-104 / 54-112 ?  
57-5776 / 57-5840 ? Total: 074

F-105C - 1956, 2-seater trainer version of the F-105B, 5 cancelled.

F-105D
As F-105B, engine / armament upgrade,
minor changes.
Produced 1959 - 1963

Republic Farmingdale, New York (RE)

58-1146 / 58-1173 ?  
59-1717 / 59-1774 ?  
59-1817 / 59-1826 ?  
60-0409 / 60-0535 ?  
60-5374 / 60-5385 ?  
61-0041 / 61-0220 ?  
62-4217 / 62-4411 ? Total: 610
110 additional airframes cancelled.

RF-105D - Proposed reconn. version, cancelled.
F-105E
- 1959, 2-seater operational trainer version of the F-105D, 16 cancelled.

F-105F
As F-105D, tandem 2-seater trainer,
taller tail.
Produced 1963 - 1965

Republic Farmingdale, New York (RE)

62-4412 / 62-4447 ?  
63-8260 / 63-8366 ? Total: 143

 

Grand Total: 833

F-105 CONVERSIONS

USAF

JF-105B 4 F-105B, 1956, factory conversions with cameras in redesigned nose,
served as test aircraft. Original designation was RF-105B.
F-105G 86 F-105F, 1966-1983, "Wild Weasel" radar suppression conversions.
Original designation was EF-105F.

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