F-105D

F-105 pilot explains how the SAC bomber philosophy imposed to Thud crews contributed to the F-105’s high loss rate over Vietnam

F-105 pilot explains how the SAC bomber philosophy imposed to Thud crews contributed to the F-105’s high loss rate over Vietnam

F-105 high loss rate over Vietnam Facing the most formidably concentrated air defences in history, pilots of the F-105D Thunderchief… Read More

8 months ago

The story of how the iconic F-105 Thunderchief became known affectionately as the “Thud” by those who flew and maintained it

There was talk about canceling the F-105D program because of several groundings of the fleet following engines problems that resulted… Read More

2 years ago

HERE’S WHY THE F-105 WAS DUBBED THE “THUD”

Whether it was the sound of 50,000 pounds of metal uncontrollably impacting the earth, or the light-hearted shortening of the… Read More

3 years ago

An exclusive sneak peek of the official trailer to the upcoming Thud Pilots II – Rise of the Hunter Killer documentary

Operation Spring High was a costly fatal mission with last minute changes, wrong tactics, improper ordnance, and a high loss… Read More

3 years ago

Thud Vs Fresco: The Story of a Hair-Raising Dogfight Between USAF F-105s and North Vietnamese MiG-17s

Capt William 'Gene' Eskew ‘s F-105 was engulfed by fire as the MiG disintegrated in a violent explosion. Eskew's head… Read More

3 years ago

Thud Vs Paul Doumer Bridge: the F-105 Rolling Thunder missions flown against the primary route for supplies being brought into Hanoi from Haiphong and China

When it became clear that Secretary of Defense McNamara was publicly losing faith in the bombing campaign, and wanted to… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s why this Infamous F-105 Thunderchief was an Incredible Morale Booster

The instant Ms. Galore showed up, there were cries of “SHE’S HERE!” and Vic can see crews crowding the boom… Read More

5 years ago

HERE’S WHY THE F-105 WAS DUBBED THE “THUD”

Whether it was the sound of 50,000 pounds of metal uncontrollably impacting the earth, or the light-hearted shortening of the… Read More

6 years ago