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Republic F-105 Thunderchief/"Thud"/"Squat Bomber"/"Lead Sled"/"Hyper Hog" and/or "Ultra Hog".
Category. Statistic.
First flight on. 1955
Retired on. 1984
Major contractor(s)  Republic Aviation
Dose it use nukes or cruse missiles. Nukes
Fight ceiling   48,500 ft (14,800 m)
Top speed. Mach 2.08 (1,372 mph, 2,208 km/h) at 36,000 ft (11,000 m)
Range Ferry range: 2,210 mi (1,920 nmi, 3,550 km)
Crew 1 (2 for F-105C/E/F/G variants).
Nationality(s). American
Class. Fighter-bomber, Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) and Wild Weasel missions.
Rate of climb 38,500 ft/min (195 m/s).


Republic F-105 Thunderchief (1967)36:29

Republic F-105 Thunderchief (1967)

Republic F-105 Thunderchief (1967).

Republic F-105 Thunderchief in Action in Vietnam02:52

Republic F-105 Thunderchief in Action in Vietnam

Republic F-105 Thunderchief in Action in Vietnam.

Discovery Channel Wings F 105 Thunderchief48:09

Discovery Channel Wings F 105 Thunderchief.

Discovery Channel Wings F 105 Thunderchief.


F-105 Thunderchiefs Mt Fuji

Two U.S. Air Force Republic F-105 Thunderchiefs, an F-105F-1-RE (s/n 63-8280) and an F-105D-31-RE (s/n 62-4355), with Mt. Fuji, Japan, in the background. Date unknown, but circa early 1960s

Republic F-105F 060928-F-1234S-017

An U.S. Air Force Republic F-105F Thunderchief (s/n 62-4422) with armament layout in August 1964. The armament includes 20 mm cannon rounds, 2.75 in. rockets, AGM-12 Bullpup and AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles, general purpose bomb, cluster bombs, LAU-3A rocket launchers, flare and chaff dispensers and drop tanks.

Republic F-105D 00474 SCUL 19.05.62 edited-2

A U.S. Air Force Republic F-105D-10-RE Thunderchief (s/n 60-0474) from the 36th Tactical Fighter Wing at Bitburg Air Base, Germany, at RAF Sculthorpe, Norfolk (UK), in 1962. This aircraft was written off on 14 January 1964 after it crashed during landing approach at Bitburg. The pilot survived.

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