Thud

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

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

The F-105 Vice Wing Commander that was court-martialed for having protected one of its pilots that erroneously strafed a Russian ship while attacking NVA AAA

As 388th TFW Vice Commander Col Jack Broughton put it, 'I had been shot down by our own people'. To… 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

Thud Drivers! Former F-105 pilots explain what it was like flying the mighty Thud in Peace and War

The Thud stability, unbeatable low-altitude speed and impressive size were unprecedented for a fighter. After its long-delayed entry into USAF… 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