The Republic F-84 Thunderjet was an American-built turbojet fighter-bomber aircraft. Originating as a 1944 United States Army Air Force proposal for a “day fighter”, the F-84 flew in 1946. Although it entered service in 1947, the Thunderjet was plagued by so many structural and engine problems that a 1948 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.
Instructions: text – english/diagrams/pics 20 pages
Parts: 13 pages
Paper size: letter
Landing Gear: yes with wheel wells
Completed Size:15X14.5X5 inches
Needed Additional Components: plastic for canopy
Difficulty: advanced 5/5
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