Republic F-105 Thunderchief

Local nameRepublic F-105
LocationSpangdahlem, Germany

The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was an American supersonic fighter-bomber used by the United States Air Force. Capable of Mach 2, it conducted the majority of strike bombing missions during the early years of the Vietnam War; it was the only American aircraft to have been removed from combat due to high loss rates. Originally designed as a single-seat, nuclear-attack aircraft, a two-seat Wild Weasel version was later developed for the specialized Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses role against surface-to-air missile sites. The F-105 was commonly known as the "Thud" by its crews.

As a follow-on to the Mach 1 capable North American F-100 Super Sabre, the F-105 was also armed with missiles and a rotary cannon; however, its design was tailored to high-speed low-altitude penetration carrying a single nuclear weapon internally. First flown in 1955, the Thunderchief entered service in 1958.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_F-105_Thunderchief

Address Memorial Drive, Spangdahlem 54529, Germany

Coordinates 49°58'51.356" N 6°41'18.204" E

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