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"Thud" designed with 1 purpose in mind-single pilot flying low level Mach 1 delivering a nuclear weapon.In 1955,mission a game changer,but within few years,mission changed considerably.During Vietnam War, Rrpublic F-105 made name for itself in Wild Weasel ops-as 2-seater identifying & suppressing anti-aircraft installations.Carried heavier bomb load than any 4-engine bomber of WWII,yet still exceeded twice speed of sound at altitude.833 F-105s built,& flew over 20,000 combat missions in…

A Republic Thunderchief in flight with a full bomb load of sixteen 750 lb bombs on its five hardpoints.

Review: F-105 Wild Weasel vs. SA-2 "Guideline SAM" | IPMS/USA Reviews

Review: F-105 Wild Weasel vs. SA-2 "Guideline SAM" | IPMS/USA Reviews

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Curtiss Warhawk - the plane renowned for it's duty flights in China with the Flying Tigers squadron. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in frontline service until the end of the war.

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Sikorsky Tarhe – United States – heavy-lift cargo helicopter – 1962 – 2 × Pratt & Whitney turboshaft engines – kg – kg – A highly successful aerial crane used in Vietnam for transport and downed-aircraft retrieval.

Skyraider. Came to the rescue several times in Viet Nam. 1970 - 1971. God bless those pilots.

Came to the rescue countless times in Viet Nam. God bless those pilots.

Beautiful  aircraft.  My opinion ahead of its time....would've been my cup of tea to fly in this machine...

The Hustler-One of the most beautiful planes ever designed, and wicked looking to boot.

The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was a Mach 2 capable fighter/bomber used by the United States Air Force. The F-105 conducted the majority of strike bombing missions during the early years of the Vietnam War and was the only U.S. aircraft removed from combat due to high loss rates. It was originally designed as a single-seat, nuclear-attack aircraft. later, a two-seat Wild Weasel version was developed for the role against SAM sites. The F-105 was nicknamed the "Thud" by its crews. (Wikipedia)

The Republic Thunderchief was a Mach 2 capable fighter/bomber used by the…

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