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I added this Republic F-105D “Thunderchief” postcard to my collection. It was a purchase. There are facts about the aircraft on the back. The following description is also on the back:

In 1951, Republic Aviation began a project to develop a supersonic tactical fighter-bomber to replace the F-84F. The result was the F-105 “Thunderchief,” later afectionately nicknamed the “Thud.” The F-105D could carry over 12,000 pounds of ordnance, a heavier bomb load than a World War II B-17. The aircraft on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force is marked as it was with the 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron based at Takhli Air Base in Thailand.

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