Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Republic F-105 Thunderchief:
The Republic F-105 Thunderchief, was a supersonic fighter-bomber used by the United States Air Force. In 1951 Republic Aviation began a project to develop a supersonic tactical fighter-bomber to replace the F-84F. The result was the F-105 Thunderchief, later affectionately nicknamed the “Thud.” The prototype YF-105A first flew in October 1955, but the first F-105D did not fly until June 1959. A total of 833 Thunderchiefs of all types were built, including 610 F-105Ds.