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F-105 Thunderchief

Republic F-105 Thunderchief Airplane Models

Discover our selection of diecast models of the Republic F-105 Thunderchief - Expertly Crafted, Historically Significant, and Collectible Aircraft Models.

The Republic F-105 Thunderchief, nicknamed "Thud," was a supersonic fighter-bomber used by the United States Air Force. Entering service in the late 1950s, the F-105 was the largest single-seat, single-engine combat aircraft in history, known for its speed and load capacity. It played a pivotal role during the Vietnam War, particularly in strike missions against high-value targets in North Vietnam.

Key variants of the F-105 include the F-105D (the most numerous model, designed for all-weather strike missions) and the F-105G (wild weasel variant specialized in SEAD - Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses missions). The Thunderchief's ability to deliver heavy payloads at high speeds over considerable distances made it a formidable asset in the Air Force's inventory. Despite heavy losses during Vietnam, the F-105's contributions to air warfare and its role as a primary strike aircraft during the conflict make it a subject of great interest for military aviation enthusiasts and model collectors, especially those interested in Cold War and Vietnam War-era aircraft.