|Quoting EBJ1248650 (Thread starter):|
Why was the retired F-105 never used as a target drone?
|Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 2):|
With the losses it suffered during Vietnam I'd be surprised if there were enough frames left to make conversion worthwhile....
|Quoting Legs (Reply 4):|
Exactly how does the drone conversion work? Do the drones just fly a pre-programmed flight profile? Or is there provision for a ground controller to control the drone?
|Quoting Spacepope (Reply 1):|
the USAF has put out a tender for conversion of QF-16s in the past year.
|Quoting Spacepope (Reply 1):
No chance for F-111s to be used as drones.
|Quoting Flyingclrs727 (Reply 11):|
With all the structural problems with early F-15's, I wonder if there will be a QF-15?
|Quoting PGNCS (Reply 16):|
Quoting PhilSquares (Reply 7):
F-105 Total Production 833
F-105 Total Lost Combat 395
F-105 Total Lost Accidents 226
There are 103 surviving F-105's, mostly at museums; none, sadly, are airworthy.
Source: "F-105 Thunderchief" by Plunkett. (Great book, by the way.)