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F-105 Thunderchief Survivors: A Video

F-105D Thunderchief, S/N 61-0146, Air Force Flight Test Museum, Edwards AFB, California

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.

This video features some easy listening music, so turn up the volume, and enjoy! Like all YouTube videos, you can mute the music, and also play full-screen if you desire.