The first prototype XP-84 flew on February 28, 1946. A total of 4457 F-84 "Thunderjet" were built.
| MODEL||F-84G "Thunderjet"|
| ENGINE||1 x Allison J35-A-29, 24.9kN|
| Take-off weight||8455-10670 kg||18640 - 23523 lb|
| Empty weight||5033 kg||11096 lb|
| Wingspan||11.4 m||37 ft 5 in|
| Length||11.7 m||38 ft 5 in|
| Height||3.8 m||12 ft 6 in|
| Wing area||24.2 m2||260.49 sq ft|
| Max. speed||970 km/h||603 mph|
| Cruise speed||775 km/h||482 mph|
| Ceiling||12350 m||40500 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||1680 km||1044 miles|
| ARMAMENT||6 x 12.7mm machine-guns, bombs|
My father Major Andrew Martin was commander of the 80th FBS at Kadena AFB, Okinawa from October 1954 to Dec. 1, 1954 when his F-84G caught fire 7 miles out from Kadena on return from a training mission to the Taiwan Strait. The 80th Fighter Squadron Headhunters is an active F-16 squadron at Suwon South Korea. The Headhunters have a very active association and website. You can write me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Albert Marcello, 08.01.2015|
I was in Kadena Okinawa with the 80th FBS. 55-57.
Worked on the F84G as an Instrument Mec. Love to hear from
others from the 80th
|Ken Robinson, 14.10.2013|
I can get Neil Simmons( Sav Ga Air Guard 116th F-B Wing
158 th) pictures from Korea F-84 Republic planes pictures FS 562-C, FS 524-B,FS-502-B, FS-691-A, FS 492-B , FS-115-?, FS-115-?
if any one is interested. K
|Aaron Block, 24.07.2013|
I began my relationship with the F84 working for Republic Aviation, Farmingdale New York. Then enlisted in the USAF June 1952 literally shipped out on the USS Marine Serpent in February '53 and stationed at K2 Taegu 311th Fighter Bomber Squadron as Crew Chief on F84G until war's end.
F84G was the dedicated tactical fighter bomber version which was capable of taking the Mk7 free fall tactical nuclear bomb. These aircraft were stationed in the U.K. at R.A.F. Bentwaters and Woodbridge. I suppose really it's a good thing really that the ballon didn't go up with these things lopping "nukes" at "commie" tank formations.
Worked on f84g as mech 55 -57 at kadena, okinawa. Love the aircraft.
|Dan Quinn, 28.11.2011|
My father flew F-80s and F-84s from 1952 to 1958 in Korea and then Special Weapons Delivery at Luke. Does anyone remember John (Jack) T Quinn? If so, Please contact one of his sons,Dan Quinn, at email@example.com Thank you.
"JERRY THOMPSON, JThomp3538=aol.com, 19.01.2010
Poor display of this aircraft, picture is of F-84g, and 3-view is a F-84F, a completely differant plane. Should have covered both airplanes."
Very true. In fact, there were so many different permutations of the F-84 that it would take an entire book to describe them all!
Even landed two on a taxi way and one on the infield. It was total havoc, but we got them all down safely. The 84's did the dirty work, and the 86's got the credit.
Republic F-84 Thunderjet
|Glenn Groh, 01.06.2011|
Correction, I was there until January 1953, not 1952
|Glenn Groh, 01.06.2011|
I was a control tower operator at K2 from Nov. 1951 throught
Jan. 1952. The 84's I remember are not those pictured. I think that they were D's, then later E's. Clearly remember the take-off problems relative to the "hill". This was especially true during summer, when they had jet assist, not the right name, but don't remember. They would take off two abreast like every 5-10 seconds. The runway would be completely shrouded in a cloud, and I would pray to God that someone would not abort. I was also the tower operator during the bombing raid on the Yalu. Probably 80 or so aircraft returning, low on fuel, some shot up, some emergencies. Even landed two on a taxi way and one on the infield. It was total havoc, but we got them all down safely. The 84's did the dirty work, and the 86's got the credit.
|Dick Snyder, 23.05.2011|
Republic aircraft never got proper recognition .The company must not have had good P.R. for whatever reason. I flew both the "G" and "F"
you know what carlos you can suck my cock pit
|Charles J Wirt, 08.03.2011|
I was a crew chief on 51-1328 at Misawa 57-58.
The 3-view is not an F-84G!
|Jim Robinson, 26.01.2011|
Would you be interested in a photo I took of F-84F on the tarmac at RAF Station Sculthorpe? Also a couple photos I took of B45s at Sculthorpe. Both taken in 1956. If so, where can I email them to?
|Bob Paret, 19.12.2010|
Pilot 8th FBS, 49th FBGp, 1952 K2 Korea, 100 Mission F84E & G, Member of the 49th Ftr Gp Association. PO Box 52407, Mesa, AZ 85208-0102. Reunion with Friends. Crew Chiefs, A/C Maintenance, Armament Guys were great.
|ralph carter, 14.10.2010|
worked on this plane aqt 9th fb in japan and 80th fb in okinawa. 54-55
|Carl(Los) Bancroft, 03.10.2010|
When Guard and Reserve was called up in 1961 in response to the Berlin Wall the aircraft was the F84F swept wing. Several squardrons were involved.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?