The Republic Aviation F-105 was a supersonic fighter-bomber capable of Mach-2 speeds.
The F-105 was the largest single-seat, single-engine combat aircraft in history, weighing in at about 50,000 pounds. The Mach-2 capable F-105 conducted most of the strike bombing missions during the early years of the Viet Nam War.
Various models were producted, including the F-105B, F-105D and F-105F.
A total of 833 Thunderchiefs would ultimately be built. Today, about ninety (90) F-105 Thunderchiefs have survived and are on display in the United States. Highlights of these survivors are featured in this video.
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