Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Designed and built by Republic. The F-84 Thunderjet the primary U. S. Air Force (USAF) primary strike aircraft used during the Korean War and flew 86,408 sorties and claimed 60% destroyed of all ground targets plus eight MiG fighters claims. This aircraft was capable of carrying a Mark 7 nuclear bomb and in flight refueling and was the first jet used by the Thunderbirds.
Swept wing fighter version.
Photographic reconnaissance version.
7,524 were built with over half purchased by NATO countries
Technical Details (F-84G)
Crew 1 (pilot)
Engine 1 x Allison J35-A-29 turbojet, 5,560 lbf
Span 36' 5" / 11m
Length 38' 1" / 11.6m
Height 12' 7" / 3.84m
Maximum Speed 622 mph / Mach .81
Range 1,000 miles / 2,000 miles with external fuel tanks
Capaicity 6 x .50 caliber Browning M3 machine guns with 1,800 rounds (300 per gun)
External Up to 4,450 pounds of rockets and bombs or single Mark 7 nuclear bomb