Republic RF-84F Thunderflash

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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