Chrisman, John, MSgt

Weapons and Munitions
 
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
46050-Munitions and Weapons Maintenance Technician
Current/Last AFSC Group
Weapons and Munitions
Primary Unit
1981-1991, 42173, 129th Communications Flight
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
43151C-Jet Aircraft Mechanic
43171C-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
43151C-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
42173-Aerospace Ground Equipment Repair Technician
Service Years
1964 - 1991
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Master Sergeant

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Air Force Retired Armament Specialist


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 1976-1980, F-105G Wild Weasel
From Year
1976
To Year
1980
   
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 F-105G Wild Weasel Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
The F-105 was initially designed as a supersonic fighter bomber to replace the F-84F. The first flight was on October 22, 1955, but the first production aircraft, an F-105B, was not delivered to the USAF until 1958. In all, 833 aircraft were built before production ended in 1964.

The "G" models were modified versions of the "F" model. The "G" models were configured for antiaircraft suppression and were used by the "Wild Weasels". Any sane pilot did his utmost to avoid air-defense sites, however the Weasels would go in to attract the attention of the defenses and then launch their missiles to destroy the controlling radar. They were fitted with improved avionics and advanced (for their day!) ECM (Electronic Countermeasures) and RHAW (Radar Homing and Warning) systems that allowed them to engage the air defense systems with devastating effectiveness.


TECHNICAL NOTES:
Armament: One M61 20mm Vulcan cannon and over 12,000 lbs. of ordnance
Engine: One Pratt & Whitney J75-P-19W of 26,500 lbs. thrust
Maximum speed: 1,386 mph
Cruising speed: 596 mph
Range: 1,500 miles
Ceiling: 50,000 ft.
Span: 34 ft. 11 in.
Length: 67 ft.
Height: 20 ft. 2 in.
Weight: 54,580 lbs. maximum

   
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Last Updated: Sep 17, 2009
   
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