F-105B THUNDERCHIEF

On Loan from the National Museum of the USAF

LENGTH: 63′ 1″ Photo by Jeff Willhelm
WING SPAN: 34′ 11″
HEIGHT: 19′ 8″
EMPTY WEIGHT: 27,500 LBS
MAX WEIGHT: 40,000 LBS
ENGINE: PW J75
MAX SPEED: 1,254 MPH
RANGE: 2,000 nm
CEILING: 50,000 ft
Text Markings: 54107, U.S. Air Force

Description Provided by Mike Clary

Manufactured by Republic Aviation, Farmingdale, New York and delivered to the United States Air Force on September 9th 1957.

Aircraft retained by Manufacturer:

February 1958 To Wright Air Development Center (Air Research and Development Command), Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio.

June 1958 To JF-105B (Temporary Test Use)

October 1959 Dropped from inventory by transfer to Museum.

The “J” was a special modification for the tests that were run on it, though we don’t know what kind of testing took place or where.