Thud Ridge

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Once a Classic, Always a Classic

Originally published in 1969 when the combat experiences of the Vietnam War were still happening in real-time, Thud Ridge tells the frustrating tale of Air Force strike pilots who were thrust into the war in its early stages, and who had to literally write the book as they flew each dangerous and hair-raising mission. Jack Broughton is not only a fighter pilot, but a gifted writer who can put you right into the cockpit of a Republic F-105 Thunderchief. ...Read more

Once a Classic, Always a Classic

Originally published in 1969 when the combat experiences of the Vietnam War were still happening in real-time, Thud Ridge tells the frustrating tale of Air Force strike pilots who were thrust into the war in its early stages, and who had to literally write the book as they flew each dangerous and hair-raising mission. Jack Broughton is not only a fighter pilot, but a gifted writer who can put you right into the cockpit of a Republic F-105 Thunderchief. Now enhanced by compelling and candid photographs running chronologically through the narrative, this book not only tells the story of aerial bravery during the early phases of Vietnam, but gives the reader a veritable encyclopedia of information on all the combat hardware employed in the conflict. An appendix showing aircraft flown and equipment used in Southeast Asia offers the kind of detail that really puts this book into proper historical perspective. Whether or not you were captivated by the original, this new release serves as a valuable re-visit to a pivotal era in military history that changed the face of aerial combat as we knew it. There are few people on this earth better suited to tell the story than Col. Jack Broughton.
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Better than expected
When received, it appeared smaller than the kit it was replacing. To my surprise, after transferring the contents of the older 46 year old kit, it actually had room to spare. This kit appears like it will last longer and go farther.
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I stepped back in time!
A very good read. It took me back to the Takhli flightline as we launched and recovered the missions described. It was hard work--we were young--the missions were very "Johnson-ized!". Thanks to Col B for putting it on the line for that in which we mutually love. CMS Andrews, retired
May 27, 2016
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