Thunderchief was the official given name to the Republic fighter-bomber aircraft F-105. The aircraft received its name on June 19, 1956.

Apart from the almost official nickname "Thud", the Thunderchief was also more or less affectionately called:

  • Ultra Hog
  • Lead Sled
  • Iron Butterfly
  • Mighty Iron Hardware
  • Squash Bomber
  • Nickel
  • Triple Threat (It could shoot you, it could bomb you and it could fall on you...)
Please see the F-105 node for the complete writeup.

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