Austin, Joseph Clair, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115E-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1979, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1948 - 1967
Colonel

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Moundsville, WV
Last Address
Korat RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Mar 19, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
16E 109

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 1965-1967, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
From Year
1965
To Year
1967
   
Personal Memories
Vietnam
   
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 F-105 Thunderchief (Thud) Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Model Republic F-105D Thunderchief
Length 64.24 ft | 19.58 m
Width 34.94 ft | 10.65 m
Height 19.59 ft | 5.97 m
Engine(s) 1 x Pratt & Whitney J75-P-19W turbojet engine generating 24,500lbs of thrust with afterburn capability.
Empty Weight 27,500 lbs | 12,474 kg
MTOW 52,838 lbs | 23,967 kg
Max Speed 1,390 mph | 2,237 km/h | 1,208 kts
Max Range 920 miles | 1,480 km
Ceiling 41,207 ft | 12,560 m | 7.8 miles
Climb Rate 34,400 ft/min (10,485 m/min)
Hardpoints 4
Armament 1 x 20mm cannon

Internal bomb load capacity of up to 8,000lbs (3,629 kg) with an overall capacity of 12,000lbs (5,442 kg) of munitions (with the inclusion of the external hardpoints).

Mission-specific armament can include AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, mine dispensers, air-to-surface missiles, rocket pods, fuel tanks, nuclear-tipped weapons and conventional dumb bombs.
Accommodations 1


Major Variants

* YF-105A - Initial prototypes of which two produced; Pratt & Whitney J57-P-25 turbojet.
* YF-105B - Second prototype of which four produced; J75-P-3 powerplant.
* F-105 - Base model designation
* F-105B - First production rate model
* F-105D - All-Weather Attack Variant
* F-105F - Final production designation; Two-seat conversion trainer model.
* EF-105F - Wild Weasel conversion with special radar detection equipment and anti-radar air-to-surface missiles.
* F-105G - Later designation of same EF-105F Wild Weasel Variant.


   
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