F-105D Thunderchief - Single Seat Supersonic Tactical Bomber
About the F-105D Thunderchief - Single Seat Supersonic Tactical Bomber:
Used extensively in the Vietnam War, the F-105D flew 75% of the air strikes against North Vietnam during its first four years. Nicknamed, “Thud” (because it did not glide well when the engine was off) the F-105D could carry over 12,000 pounds of ordnance, a heavier bomb load than a WWII B-17. Produced in three variants, a total of 833 Thunderchiefs of all types were built including 610 F-105Ds. Developed as an all-weather strike fighter-bomber, the F-105 was one of the only fighters with an internal bomb bay. The last F-105D was withdrawn from USAF service on July 12, 1980.
Armament: 1x M61 Vulcan 20mm cannon and 12,000 lbs. of ordnance
Top Speed: 1,390 mph
Range: 2,206 miles
Ceiling: 51,000 feet
Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:
Complete with a brick-built display stand, tailhook and external ordinance, the F-105D Thunderchief kit features and incredible sturdy, playable design, while incorporating details true to the real aircraft. Additional details included custom printing, jungle camo scheme, functional bomb bay and landing gear, detailed cockpit, and one custom minifig. Brick-built ordinance includes two external drop tanks, six bombs, and four Sidewinder missiles.
Designed by Daniel Siskind
1x custom minifig designed by Landon Reimer
Additional custom printed elements
High-quality sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)