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F-84F "Thunderstreak"

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F-84F Thunderstreak

The F-84F Thunderstreak was an advanced, swept-wing design built from the straight-wing F-84 Thunderjet. The rich history of the Thunderstreak includes combat action over the skies of Korea and becoming one of the first fighter aircraft in the USAF to carry a nuclear payload. From 1955 to 1956, the F-84F was flown by the USAF Thunderbirds acrobatic team. The F-84F was also one of the first aircraft to be modified for in-flight refueling with the addition of an external refueling probe.

Modification of the F-84F led to the creation of the RF-84F “Thunderflash” photo reconnaissance platform. The F-84F remained in use by the Air National Guard until 1971. The last operational RF-84F, in use by Greece, was retired from service in 1991. The F-84 aircraft series left a significant legacy of performance and service to the USAAF and the USAF.

TECHNICAL NOTES:

Manufacturer: Republic & General Motors
Wing Span: 33′ 7″
Length: 43′ 5″
Height: 15′
Empty Weight: 13,830 lbs
Gross Weight: 27,000 lbs
Quantity: 2,711
Speed: 685 mph
Range: 1,900 miles
Altitude: 44,450 ft
Power Plant: Wright J65-W-3, 7,220 lbs thrust
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