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.
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.
The first prototype XP-84, 559475 in natural metal finish, showing the detachable rear fuselage for engine access.
F-64Gs of Koninklyke Luchtmacht No 314, Royal Netherlands Air Force, in June 1955.
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 prototype in profile.
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.