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F-105D Thuderchief - Arnold AFB Main Gate
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
N 35° 22.984 W 086° 01.816
16S E 588076 N 3915957
Quick Description: An F-105 near the main gate of Arnold Air Force Base in Tullahoma, TN.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2007 6:25:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM261A
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Raven Recon
Views: 48

Long Description:
Lt. Gen. Robert M. Bond
16 December 1929 - 26 April 1984

This F-105 Thunderchief is dedicated in memory of Lt. Gen. Robert M. Bond, who died in service to his country. General Bond flew the F-105 both as a test pilot and combat pilot. As vice - commander of Air Force Systems Command, he was ever mindful of the importance of simulated flight testing, and made many important contributions to this center and its people.

  • General characteristics
    • Crew: 1
    • Payload: 14,000 lb (6,700 kg) of weapons
    • Length: 64 ft 4.75 in (19.63 m)
    • Wingspan: 34 ft 11.25 in (10.65 m)
    • Height: 19 ft 8 in (5.99 m)
    • Wing area: 385 ft² (35.76 m²)
    • Airfoil: NACA 65A005.5 root, NACA 65A003.7 tip
    • Empty weight: 27,500 lb (12,470 kg)
    • Loaded weight: 35,637 lb (16,165 kg)
    • Max takeoff weight: 52,546 lb (23,834 kg)
    • Powerplant: 1× Pratt & Whitney J75-P-19W afterburning turbojet, 26,500 lbf (118 kN) with afterburning and water injection
    • Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0173
    • Drag area: 6.65 ft² (0.62 m²)
    • Aspect ratio: 3.16
  • Performance
    • Maximum speed: Mach 2.08 (1,372 mph, 2,208 km/h) at 36,000 ft (11,000 m)
    • Combat radius: 780 mi (680 nm, 1,250 km)
    • Ferry range: 2,210 mi (1,920 nm, 3,550 km)
    • Service ceiling: 48,500 ft (14,800 m)
    • Rate of climb: 38,500 ft/min (195 m/s)
    • Wing loading: 93 lb/ft² (452 kg/m²)
    • Thrust/weight: 0.74
    • Lift-to-drag ratio: 10.4
    • Time to altitude: 1.7 min to 35,000 ft (11,000 m)
  • Armament
    • 1× 20 mm (0.787 in) M61 Vulcan cannon, 1,028 rounds
    • Up to 14,000 lb (6350 kg) of ordnance, including conventional and nuclear bombs, and AIM-9 Sidewinder and AGM-12 Bullpup missiles, in the bomb bay and on five external hardpoints.

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Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Republic F-105D "Thunderchief"

Tail Number: (S/N): 62-4328

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Arnold Air Force Base main gate

inside / outside: outside

Other Information:: Not listed

Access restrictions: Not listed

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