THUNDERJET
THUNDERJET

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