Air International 2008-06
D.Willis - Republic F-84F Thunderstreak /Aircraft profile/
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 28941/941 of the Turkish Air Force.
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak DB-110 of 1 Staffel, JBG-32, Luftwaffe.
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 36663/663 of the Hellenic Air Force.
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 19403/'FS-403' of the 401st Fighter-Bomber Wing, USAF,
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 53-6612/'P-226' of 314 Squadron, Royal Netherlands Air Force.
Italy was one of seven European NATO nations, which flew the F-84F. These three Italian Air Force F-84Fs were assigned to 155° Gruppo, 50° Stormo.
This Belgian Air Force Thunderstreak is one of 197 received by that country. The badge on the nose identifies this aircraft as belonging to 1 Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 2 Wing at Florennes Air Base. This unit flew the F-84F between 1955 and 1972.
Republic F-84F Thunderstreaks served mainly in the fighter-bomber role and were nuclear-capable. The type served with many front line and Air National Guard units before finally being retired by the Illinois and Ohio ANG in November 1971. This aircraft carries the markings of the 511th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 405th Fighter-Bomber Wing based at Langley AFB.
Вооруженные самолетами F-84F подразделения Тактического авиационного командования были важнейшим элементом концепции "смешанной ударной авиационной группировки" (CASF), предусматривавшей быструю переброску дислоцированных на территории США эскадрилий в Европу в район конфликта. Данный F-84F принадлежал 405-му истребительно-бомбардировочному авиакрылу.