Near Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
F-105D • “Thunderchief”
During the Vietnam War, the F-105D flew 75% of all air strikes against North Vietnam during it first four years. It could carry over 12,000 of ordnance, a heavier bomb load than the World War II B-17.
This Thunderchief was flight-delivered to Edwards in January 1984 from its last operational assignment with the 419th Tactical Fighter Wing (USAF Reserves) at Hill AFB, UT. It was faithfully restored in 2007 by the 412th Test Wing Surfaces Team.
Erected by Air Force Flight Test Museum.
Location. 34° 52.273′ N, 117° 59.435′ W. Marker is near Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Rosamond Touch for map. Located in Century Circle, just outside the West Gate of Edwards AFB. Marker is in this post office area: Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. F-106B • “Delta Dart” (a few steps from this marker); F-104A • “Starfighter” (within shouting distance of this marker); TF-102A • “Delta Dagger” (within shouting distance of this marker); YC-15 (within shouting distance of this marker); YF-100A “Super Sabre” (within shouting distance of this marker); F-101B • “Voodoo” (within shouting distance of this marker); YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664 (approx. 4.8 miles away); NF-4C - "Phantom II" (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
Also see . . . Museum Website. Includes Century Circle and other locations, an aircraft inventory, and plans for the future museum. (Submitted on March 27, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
Additional keywords. Air Force Flight Test Museum, Flight Test Historical Foundation
Categories. • Air & Space • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on March 27, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 25, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.