Aeroplane Monthly 1976-12
W.Goodman - F-84 Thunderjet /Fighters of the fifties/ (12)
Four P-84Bs of the 49th Fighter Bomber Wing, USAF.
A formation of F-84Bs up from Lake AFB, Arizona, on February 1, 1952, complete with practice bombs.
Capt Johnson makes an assisted takeoff in F-84E 92423 during the Bendix Air Races at Edwards AFB on August 18, 1951.
The first prototype XP-84, 559475 in natural metal finish, showing the detachable rear fuselage for engine access.
F-84F 1694 blasts off from a trailer with the aid of a RATOG booster during trials at Edwards AFB, California, in 1955. Note the intake guard and arrester hook.
F-64Gs of Koninklyke Luchtmacht No 314, Royal Netherlands Air Force, in June 1955.
The prototype in profile.
F-84G 1964 of the 20th Fighter Bomber Wing, 49th Air Division, takes off from Wethersfield AFB, England, shortly after the Wing had moved there in June 1952.
The pre-production YP-84A the controls. The 15 pre-production aircraft were 45-59488 with Republic test pilot Jack Bade at eventually modified to F-84B standard.
Another of the 15 pre-production machines, 559485, over Farming dale, New York State, in 1947.
F-84Gs were the fastest aircraft in Royal Norwegian Air Force service when this picture was taken in 1955. The type was delivered in 1951.
Republic - F-84G Thunderjet of the Thunderbirds aerobatic team United States Air Force, 1953
F-84G Thunderjet of the Portugese Air Force, 1956
Thunderflash 11911 displays the camera-laden nose of this variant.