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F-105D Thunderchief

No.61-0073 • USAF • Fighter

 

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F-105D Thunderchief Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2017
1. F-105D Thunderchief Marker
Inscription. The F-105 Thunderchief was the last airplane produced by Republic Aviation before it became part of Fairchild Hiller. The Thunder chief was originally a private-venture study as a follow-on to the F-84F. Intended as a fighter bomber, it served a secondary role as an interceptor. The first prototype flew on October 22, 1955. The F-105 or “Thud” as it was called, served as the primary attack aircraft in the Vietnam war, where over half of the total production run of over 800 aircraft were lost.

This F-105 Thunderchief was built by Republic Aviation in Farmingdale in New York and was delivered on January 29, 1962. It was retired from active service in November 1981. The markings represent the 23rd TFW at McConnell AFB.
 
Erected by Air Power Park. (Marker Number 011.)
 
Location. 37° 2.581′ N, 76° 21.932′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker can be reached from West Mercury Boulevard (U.S. 258) west of LaSalle Avenue (Virginia Route 167), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 413 W Mercury Blvd, Hampton VA 23666, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. F-89J Scorpion (a few steps from this marker);
F-105D Thunderchief Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2017
2. F-105D Thunderchief Marker
Nike-Ajax (within shouting distance of this marker); Ajax (within shouting distance of this marker); F-101F Voodoo (within shouting distance of this marker); A-2 Polaris (within shouting distance of this marker); RF-4C Phantom II (within shouting distance of this marker); M-2 Corporal (within shouting distance of this marker); NASA Space History (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, Vietnam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 136 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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