THUNDERFLASH
THUNDERFLASH

Manufacturer

REPUBLIC

Markings:

155th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Nebraska Air National Guard, Lincoln Airport, Nebraska

Designation:

RF-84F

Serial Number:

51-1944

REPUBLIC RF-84F THUNDERFLASH

The RF-84F is the first jet specifically designed for tactical reconnaissance to go into service with the U.S. Air Force. The aircraft was significantly redesigned from the other members of the F-84 family. Most obviously the engine intakes were relocated to the wing roots to allow the lengthened nose section to be used to house various cameras and electronic equipment. The Thunderflash first flew in 1952. Over 700 of them were built and they remained in service until the early 1970s.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 33 ft 7 in
  • Length: 47 ft 7 in
  • Height: 15 ft
  • Weight: 25,000 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 650 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 45,000 ft
  • Range: 2,200 miles
  • Engines: 1 Wright J65-W-7 turbojet 7,800 lbs thrust
  • Crew: 1