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.
Topics. This historical Air & Space • Military.
Location. 34° 52.273′ N, 117° 59.435′ W. Marker is near Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Rosamond Boulevard, 10 miles east of California Route 14, on the right when traveling east. Located in Century Circle, just outside the West Gate of Edwards AFB. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edwards CA 93524, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 510 times since then and 6 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. 6. submitted on November 5, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.