The Republic F-105 Thunderchief, also called as the “Thud,” was the first single-seat supersonic, all-weather strike fighter-bomber used by the U.S. Air Force. Aside from being the largest, single-engine tactical aircraft in history, the F-105 was notable for its large internal bomb bay. Originally designed to deliver nuclear weapons at supersonic speeds, the F-105 Thunderchief, like the B-52, was pressed into service delivering iron bombs to North Vietnam. In this role the F-105 excelled and by the end of 1970 the F-105 had flown 75% of the bombing missions to North Vietnam.
Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail, this 1/48 scale model makes a great pilot gift, or a present for any aviation enthusiast or history buff.