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F-84 ThunderjetRepublic F-84G ThunderjetF-84G Thunderjet
While an evolutionary development of the straight-wing F-84 Thunderjet, the F-84F was a new design.
In 1954, the straight-wing Thunderjet was joined by the swept-wing F-84F Thunderstreak fighter and RF-84F Thunderflash photo reconnaissance aircraft.
Project Tom-TomFICONTip Tow
Several modified Thunderflashes were used in the FICON project.
The FICON (Fighter Conveyor) program was conducted by the United States Air Force in the 1950s to test the feasibility of a Convair B-36 Peacemaker bomber carrying a Republic RF-84K Thunderflash parasite fighter in its bomb bay.
F-100 Super SabreF-100F-100D Super Sabre
The F-84F was retired from active service with the USAF in 1964, and replaced by the North American F-100 Super Sabre.
Nevertheless, delays in the Republic F-84F Thunderstreak program pushed the Tactical Air Command to order the raw F-100A into service.
Robert R. Scott
On 9 March 1955, Lt. Col. Robert R. Scott, in a F-84F Thunderstreak, set a three-hour, 44-minute and 53-second record for the 2,446 mile flight from Los Angeles to New York.
On 9 October 1955, Scott set a transcontinental speed record by flying a Republic F-84F Thunderstreak fighter bomber from Los Angeles International Airport to Floyd Bennett Field in New York, in 3 hours, 46 minutes, 33.6 seconds.
XF-84H ThunderscreechRepublic XF-84HXF-84H
The Republic XF-84H "Thunderscreech" was an experimental turboprop aircraft derived from the F-84F Thunderstreak.
F-105 ThunderchiefF-105Republic F-105D Thunderchief
With the appearance of the Republic F-105 Thunderchief, which used wing-root mounted air intakes of a similar design to those fitted on the RF-84F, the photorecon variant Thunderflash became known as the Thud's Mother.
Republic Aviation started the Thunderchief as an internal project to replace the RF-84F Thunderflash, which first used the characteristic wing-root air intakes to make room for cameras in the nose section.
LuftwaffeAir ForceWest German Air Force
In the same year, the Luftwaffe was provided with its first aircraft, the US-made Republic F-84 Thunderstreak.
TACComposite Air Strike ForceAir Defense Tactical Air Command
Also as part of the CASF, the Air National Guard subsequently deployed 36 Lockheed F-104A Starfighters, 54 North American F-86H Sabres, and 90 Republic F-84F Thunderstreaks.
J65Curtis Wright J-65J-65
In the meantime, the USAF, hoping for improved high-altitude performance from a more powerful engine, arranged for the British Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire turbojet engine to be built in the United States as the Wright J65.
Nevertheless, along with the Martin B-57 Canberra, its original application, the J65 went on to power versions of the North American FJ Fury, Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, and the two Lockheed XF-104 Starfighter prototypes.
F-101 VoodooMcDonnell F-101B VoodooF-101B Voodoo
The RF-84F was replaced by the RF-101 Voodoo in USAF units, and relegated to duty in the Air National Guard.
The first F-101A was delivered on 2 May 1957 to the 27th Strategic Fighter Wing, which transferred to TAC in July that year, replacing their F-84F Thunderstreak.
Dutch Air ForceDutchAir Force
Greek Air ForceRoyal Hellenic Air ForceAir Force
Three Hellenic Air Force RF-84Fs that were retired in 1991 were the last operational F-84s.
On March 29, 1991, the RF-84F were retired from service after 34 years and 7 months of operational life.
Belgian Air ForceAir ComponentAviation Militaire Belge
Luftwaffenmuseum der BundeswehrLuftwaffe MuseumLuftwaffenmuseum
Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da VinciMuseo Nazionale della Scienza e della TecnologiaMuseo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci
Muzeum Lotnictwa PolskiegoMuzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego w KrakowiePolish Aviation Museum, Kraków (Cracow), Poland
Convair B-36B-36 PeacemakerB-36
Eighth Air Force Museum
J73General Electric J73-GE-3J-73
Museo storico dell'Aeronautica MilitareItalian Air Force Museum at Vigna di ValleMuseo di Vigna di Valle
Virginia Air & Space Center
Barksdale FieldBarksdale AFBBarksdale Army Airfield
The museum has grown greatly over the years, and today its collection includes the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Boeing B-47 Stratojet, Boeing B-52D and G Stratofortresses, British Avro Vulcan B.Mk2, General Dynamics FB-111A, Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor, Douglas C-47 Skytrain, Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman, Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter, Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, North American P-51D/F-51D Mustng, Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21F, Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star and Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.
Norwegian Aviation Museum, BodøRoyal Norwegian Air Force Museum
Sola Aviation MuseumAircraft Historical MuseumAviation History Museum