The F-105G was the designation given to Wild Weasel F-105Fs which were fitted with greatly improved avionics. The first F-105Gs went to the 357th TFS of the 355th TFW based at Tahkli RTAFB during the second half of 1967 and the 12th Tactical Fighter squadron of the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing. Also provided with the G was the 17th WWS and the 6010th WWS (Ex 1th TFS Detachment 1), both from the 388th TFW based at Korat RTAFB. Unlike the single-seat F-105Ds which had been withdrawn from Southeast Asia in 1970, the F-105Gs remained in Vietnam until the end of US involvement in that conflict. Following the US withdrawal from Vietnam, two F-105G squadrons (the 561st and 562nd) served with TAC's 35th TFW at George AFB until they were replaced by F-4Gs in 1980. This marked the end of Thunderchief service with the USAF. The surviving F-105Gs were passed on to the 128th TFW of the Georgia Air National Guard, which operated them until 1983.
Please see the paint guide below for Trumpeter’s suggested colors.
- Painting and assembly required
- 20 sprues and 3 rubber tires
- Metal aileron and flap shaft
- Photo-etched parts
- Film instrument panel
- Includes instructions