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Republic F-84G Thunderjet
 
   


United States, day fighter

The prototype of the F-84, the XP-84, took off for the first time in February 1946. When production of the F-84 was brought to a close in 1953, 4,457 had been built, including 6 different versions.

The Korean War and the tense political situation in Europe brought about a need for aircraft that could carry tactical nuclear weapons. The solution to this problem was the F-84G. It was equipped with a more powerful engine that provided greater speed, range and armaments capacity.

In 1952, the Airforce received the first F-84G's as part of the US military aid programme. No other aircraft has served in such great numbers in Norway. All of the 206 planes were delivered over a period of 5 years, and between 1952 and 1954, 6 squadrons were equipped with F-84G's. This meant a tremendous boost for Norway in terms of pilot and technician training. In June 1960, the last Thunderjet was withdrawn from active service.

TECHNICAL DATA

LENGTH:

11,6 m

WINGSPAN:

11,1 m

HEIGHT:

3,9 m

MAX T/O WEIGHT:

10700 kg

MAX SPEED:

1000 km/t

CEILING:

12400 m +

RANGE:

3200 km

POWERPLANT:

1 Allison J35-A29A, 2600 kg s.k.

LOAD:

6 x 12,7 mm guns, 2045 kg weapons load