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.
Developed from the F-84F, 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 USAF service until 1972.
|Wingspan||33 ft 7 in.||
|Length||47 ft 7 in.||
|Weight||27,000 lbs (loaded)||
|Max. Speed||620 MPH||
|Service Ceiling||46,000 ft||
|Engines||One Wright J65-W-7 turbojet with 7,800 pounds of thrust||
155th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Nebraska Air National Guard, Lincoln Airport, Nebraska