Republic F-84F Thunderstreak

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak

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  • Role: Fighter
  • Dimensions: Wingspan 10.25 m , length 13.23 m, height 4.39 m
  • Engine: 1 x Wright J65-W-3 (3.275 Kg of thrust)
  • Armament : 6 × 50 in (12.7 mm) Browning M3 machine guns, 6000 lb of bomb payload
  • Crew: 1
  • Number in service164
  • Country of Manufacture: USA
  • Years in service : 1957 – 1983

The first F-84F Thunderstreak were received by the Air Force in 1957, replacing the F-84G. They formed the backbone of HAF’s strike force for many years, the last being retired from active duty in 1983. Apart from the initial deliveries, additional planes were acquired during  the 60s and 70s,from the USAF, the Luftwaffe and the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The aircraft wore three variants bearing: unpainted (bare metal) for the initial airframes, «NATO» camouflage in the period 1964-1970 and «Vietnam» camouflage between 1971 and 1983.