F-105 Bombing in Vietnam F-105 Thunderchief taking off F-105 Thunderchief underside F-105 Thunderchiefs refuel

The platform was developed as a successor to the F-84 series (also a Republic product) and …

The Mach 2 capable F-105 bore the brunt of strike bombing over North Vietnam during the early years of the Vietnam War.

Republic YF-105A Thunderchief; Republic F-105B Thunderchief; Republic JF-105B Thunderchief The Republic F-105 was the fastest and most successful Cold War strike fighter. Others are on display in the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Mexico. The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was a supersonic fighter-bomber used by the United States Air Force.

The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was the fastest and most successful strike fighter of the Cold War.

Other F-105 production series included the D, F, and G. The definitive version was the F-105D, with 610 built out of a total of 833 of all versions.

Designed to deliver nuclear weapons at low altitude and then fight its way back to base, by the early 1960s it was the primary weapon in the USAF's tactical strike arsenal. Republic F-105 Thunderchief byl jednomístný nadzvukový stíhací bombardér, mezi posádkami znám jako „Thud“, který během 50. a 60. let 20. století tvořil páteř letectva Spojených států amerických (dále jen USAF). The result was the F-105 Thunderchief, which later gained the affectionate nickname "Thud." Letoun dosahoval dvojnásobku rychlosti zvuku a prováděl většinu amerických leteckých úderů v prvních letech války ve Vietnamu.

Republic F-105 Thunderchief history, specifications, schematics, pictures, and data. The Republic F-105 Thunderchief, was a supersonic fighter-bomber used by the United States Air Force. The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was an American fighter-bomber that earned fame during the Vietnam War.Entering service in 1958, the F-105 underwent a series of mechanical issues that led to the fleet being grounded on multiple occasions. The last F-105 ended service in February, 1984. The Republic F-105 Thunderchief, or company model AP-63, was conceived in 1951 as a nuclear strike aircraft with an internal bomb bay, but won renown for hauling bombs externally in a conventional war. The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was an American fighter-bomber that earned fame during the Vietnam War.Entering service in 1958, the F-105 underwent a series of mechanical issues that led to the fleet being grounded on multiple occasions. v1.0.2 / 01 jan 03 / greg goebel / public domain * The Republic "F-105 Thunderchief" was conceived in the 1950s as a nuclear strike aircraft, but would achieve fame in the Vietnam War as the "Thud", a conventional strike and "defense suppression" aircraft.