Specifications for the
Republic F-84 Thunderjet / Thunderstreak / Thunderflash
Focus Model: Republic F-84F Thunderjet
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Republic / General Motors - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1947
Length: 37.43 ft (11.41 m)
Width: 36.42 ft (11.10 m)
Height: 14.99ft (4.57 m)
Weight (Empty): 13,830 lb (6,273 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 28,001 lb (12,701 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Wright J65-W-3 turbojet engine developing 7,220 lb of thrust.
Maximum Speed: 695 mph (1,118 kmh; 604 kts)
Maximum Range: 860 miles (1,384 km)
Service Ceiling: 45,997 ft (14,020 m; 8.7 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 7,400 feet-per-minute (2,256 m/min)
6 x 12.7mm machine guns (4 in forward upper fuselage and 2 in wing roots).
24 x 5in rockets
2 x Conventional Drop Bombs OR Napalm
Up to 6,000lbs of externally-held ordnance.
XP-84 "Thunderjet" - Straight wings; 1st prototype model (1946); General Electric J35-GE-7 turbojet engine; two prototypes produced.
XP-8A "Thunderjet" - Straight wings; 3rd Prototype model; General Electric / Allison J35-GE-15 engine.
YP-84A - Straight wings; service Test Platforms; 15 examples produced
P-84B (F-84B) "Thunderjet" - Straight wings; XP-84A production model; initial production version; redesignated to F-84B in 1947 under USAF; 226 examples produced.
F-84B - Redesignated from P-84B following 1947.
EF-84B - Straight wings; 2 x F-84B conversions for parasite fighter project involving a modified Boeing EB-29A Superfortress.
F-84C "Thunderjet" - Straight wings; revised electrical and hydraulic system; improved J35-A-13C engine; 191 examples produced.
F-84D "Thunderjet" - Straight wings; fitted with J35-A-17D series engine; structural revisions including landing gear; thicker wings; relocated pitot tube to inside of air intake; finned wingtip fuel tanks; 154 examples produced.
F-84E - Post-Korean War; straight-wings; lengthened fuselage and larger cockpit; fitted with J35-A-17D series engine; Sperry AN/APG-30 radar-ranging gunsight; RATO capable; "wet" wings for additional fuel stowage; 843 examples produced.
EF-84E - 2 x F-84E conversions as test subjects for air-refueling exercises.
F-84G - Nuclear capable (Mark 7 bomb); LABS implementation; fitted with J35-A-29 series engine; autopilot; in-flight refueling as standard via wingtip tanks or fuel probe; revised canopy; 3,025 examples produced.
EF-84G - Proposed "Zero Length Launch" capable interceptor; fitted with MGM-1 Matador cruise missile rocket booster; never produced.
F-84KX - USN target drone conversions of at least 80 F-84B models.
YF-96A "Thunderstreak" - Initial Swept-Wing Prototype Designation
XF-84F "Thunderstreak" - 2 x swept-wing variant prototypes; fitted with Wright J65 engine.
F-84F Thunderstreak - Swept wings; fitted with Wright J65-W-1 turbojet engine (later models with Wright J65-W-3 engines); 2,711 production examples built by Republic and General Motors.
RF-84F "Thunderflash" - Swept-Wings; final development model of F-84 series; dedicated reconnaissance variant; fitted with J65-W-7 engine; air intakes relocated to fuselage sides; nose covered over and fitted with camera equipment; 715 examples produced.
RF-84K -Reconnaissance Variant proposed with parasite fighter program involving Convair GRB-36 Peacemaker.
XF-84H "Thunderscreech" - Swept-Wings; proposed supersonic turbo-prop powered variant; never produced.
GRF-84F - Proposed aerial launch and recovery fighter launched from Convair GRB-36 Peacemaker.
YF-84J - Two examples used to develop the General Electric J73 series engine.
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