X-LARGE F-84 Jet Airplane Aluminum Desk Model Vintage USAF Korean War Metal WWII
This 35-pound model is in very good condition with only two small dings to one wing trailing edge. Size: 36 long x 32 wingspan. The Republic F-84 Thunderjet was an American turbojet. Originating as a 1944 United States Army Air Forces. (USAAF) proposal for a "day fighter", the F-84 first flew in 1946. Although it entered service in 1947, the Thunderjet was plagued by so many structural and engine problems that a 1948 U. Air Force review declared it unable to execute any aspect of its intended mission and considered canceling the program. The aircraft was not considered fully operational until the 1949 F-84D model and the design matured only with the definitive F-84G introduced in 1951. In 1954, the straight-wing Thunderjet was joined by the swept-wing F-84F Thunderstreak. Fighter and RF-84F Thunderflash photo reconnaissance aircraft. The Thunderjet became the USAF's primary strike aircraft during the Korean War. Flying 86,408 sorties and destroying 60% of all ground targets in the war as well as eight Soviet-built MiG fighters. Over half of the 7,524 F-84s produced served with NATO. Nations, and it was the first aircraft to fly with the U. Had F-84 Thunderjets in service from 1948 through 1957. The F-84 was the first production fighter aircraft to utilize inflight refueling.
And the first fighter capable of carrying a nuclear weapon. The Mark 7 nuclear bomb. Modified F-84s were used in several unusual projects, including the FICON and Tom-Tom. Dockings to the B-29 Superfortress.
Bomber motherships, and the experimental XF-84H Thunderscreech. The F-84 nomenclature can be somewhat confusing. The straight-wing F-84A to F-84E and F-84G models were called the Thunderjet.
And RF-84F Thunderflash were different airplanes with swept wings. The XF-84H Thunderscreech (not its official name) was an experimental turboprop version of the F-84F. The F-84F swept wing version was intended to be a small variation of the normal Thunderjet with only a few different parts, so it kept the basic F-84 number. Production delays on the F-84F resulted in another order of the straight-wing version; this was the F-84G. The item "X-LARGE F-84 Jet Airplane Aluminum Desk Model Vintage USAF Korean War Metal WWII" is in sale since Friday, May 22, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Military Aircraft\Desk & Shelf Models". The seller is "jfieldz" and is located in Brooklyn, New York.
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