Republic F-84C Thunderjet

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Republic
Markings
33rd Fighter Group, Walker AFB, New Mexico, 1948
Designation
F-84C
Serial Number
47-1433

Republic F-84C Thunderjet

The F-84 is Republic’s entry into America’s first generation of jet fighters. It was designed in 1944 in response to an Army Air Force request for a 600-mile per hour fighter. The first prototype flew in February 1946. The second prototype set an American speed record later that year. All versions of the F-84 except for the F-84F had straight wings. The F-84C used a slightly improved engine that allowed a heavier weight. A total of 191 F-84Cs were built.

Specifications
Wingspan 36 ft
Length 38 ft
Height 12 ft 10 in
Weight 18,000 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 596 mph
Service Ceiling 45,000 ft
Range 850 miles
Engines 1 Allison J35-A-17 turbojet4,000 lbs thrust
Crew 1