Thuds, the Ridge, and 100 Missions North- page 1 | Military Aviation | Air & Space Magazine

The Republic F-105 Thunderchief, the main aircraft involved in the drama, had never been intended to play the role of a strategic bomber. Rather, it had been created to make a single, low-level nuclear strike—to use its potent stinger once, then die, like a bee.

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