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Challenge Coin in honor of those who maintained the

F-105 Thunderchief

The coins were ordered on March 8, 2021, and should be in around the first week of April, so order yours now to make sure you get them when they arrive.....If you have any questions, email us at


THUD Maintainer Challenge Coin 


About the challenge coin

The coin is 2 inches round and made of in antique silver color with a wave cut edge

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Displayed on the front of the coin is the iconic Republic F-105 Thunderchief arrowhead patch,  worn by so many Thud pilots during the day when Thuds roamed free. And, of course, the saying "THERE IS A WAY". 

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The back of the coin features the iconic Republic F-105 Thunderchief profiles surrounding the Air Force Maintainers badge. The outer ring has the four main groups of maintainers associated with maintenance on the Thud with the 5 primary Thud patch colors.








Obtaining Your Challenge Coins

You can buy it now! (or more than one!).

The cost of one coin is $15 (US Mail included). Your cost covers shipping and handling.
Additional coins can be purchased for $10.00 per coin in the same order. The initial ordering form shows a cost of $10.00. At checkout, you will select the quantity and the $5.00 s&h will be added. If you are outside the U.S., please email us at, before you order, and let us know how many coins you want to order, your exact overseas address and we will find out postage on a case by case basis.  All proceeds from the sale of the coin will go to the goals and mission of the F-105 Thunderchief Preservation Society.

If you have any questions,

            Craig “Pontiff” Pope

            Billy Sparks Kentuckiana Pack LFC



           If paying by check,

           Make checks payable to

          “F105 TPS”

           and send to:


            Billy Sparks Kentuckiana Pack
            7716 Cambridge Ct. 
            Crestwood, KY 40014

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If more than one type of coin would like to be purchased on the same order, contact Pontiff and let him know which coins you would like to include. He will consolidate the order into one shipment to reduce shipping charges.

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