Under development since 1952, the Thunderchief has "global" range, nuclear weapon-carrying capability, spans 34 ft. 11 in., is 63 ft. 1 in. in length, and 19 ft. 8 in. high on the ground. Navigation and bombing systems are largely automatic. Photograph highlight the intake design, short-span wing and wide-track landing gear, flaps, and the ventral fin.