REPUBLIC F-84 THUNDERJET / THUNDERSTREAK
THUNDERFLASH


F-84 SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Republic Aviation Corp., Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA
Models: AP-23, AP-46
Designations: F-84; F96, F-106, P-84
Names: Thunderjet, Thunderstreak, Thunderflash
First official flight: (XP-84) 28/02/1946
Factory production period: 1945 - 1958
Primary service period: 1947 - 1964
Last official flight: (RF-84F) 1972

F-84 VARIANTS

F-84 Thunderjet

1946 Model AP-23 XP-84 3  
1946 Model AP-23 YP-84A 15 Total: 0018
         
1947 Model AP-23 P-84B 226  
1948 Model AP-23 P-84C 191  
1948 Model AP-23 F-84D 154  
1949 Model AP-23 F-84E 843  
1951 Model AP-23 F-84G 3025 Total: 4439

F-84 Thunderstreak

1950 Model AP-23 XF-96A 1  
1951 Model AP-23 YF-84F 2  
1952 Model AP-23 F-84F 2713 Total: 2716

F-84 Thunderflash

1952 Model AP-23 YRF-84F 1  
1952 Model AP-23 RF-84F 715 Total: 0716

 

Grand Total: 7889

F-84 PRODUCTION

F-84 Thunderjet

XP-84
Prototype straight-wing, single engined
fighter-bomber, nose air-intake. Last
aircraft with engine upgrade as XP-84A.
Redesignated as XF-84 in 1948.
Produced 1945 - 1946

Republic Farmingdale, New York (RE)

45-59475 / 45-59477 ? 3 Total: 0003

YP-84A
As XP-84, engine / armament upgrade.
Redesignated as YF-84A in 1948.
Produced 1946

Republic Farmingdale, New York (RE)

45-59482 / 45-59496 ? 15 Total: 0015

P-84B
As YP-84A, engine / armament upgrade.
Redesignated as F-84B in 1948.
Produced 1946 - 1947

Republic Farmingdale, New York (RE)

45-59497 / 45-59581 ?    
46-533 / 46-673 ? 226 Total: 0226

P-84C
As P-84B, engine upgrade,
various improvements.
Redesignated as F-84C in 1948.
Produced 1947 - 1948

Republic Farmingdale, New York (RE)

47-1412 / 47-1602 ? 191 Total: 0191

F-84D
As P-84C, engine upgrade,
various improvements.
Produced 1947 - 1948

Republic Farmingdale, New York (RE)

48-641 / 48-794 ? 154 Total: 0154

F-84E
As F-84D, fuselage extension, engine
upgrade, various improvements.
Produced 1949 - 1953

Republic Farmingdale, New York (RE)

49-2022 / 49-2429 ?    
50-1111 / 50-1230 ?    
50-1813 / 50-1837
- 4 to Belgium as FS-1 / FS-4.
- 17 to France.
- 4 to The Netherlands as
K-1 / K-4.
?    
51-477 / 51-691 ?    
51-9548 / 51-9622 ? 843 Total: 0843

F-84G
As F-84E, engine upgrade, nuclear
strike capability, various improvements.
Produced 1950 - 1953

Republic Farmingdale, New York (RE)

51-692 / 51-1343 ?    
51-9623 / 51-11249 ?    
51-16643 / 51-16751 ?    
52-2893 / 52-3329 ?    
52-8287 / 52-8486 ? 3025 Total: 3025
13 additional airframes cancelled.


F-84G-16-RE, s/n: 51-10572, was one of up to 480 F-84G Thunderjets
to serve with Turkey from 1952 to 1966. Note the
straight wing and early sliding canopy of the Thunderjet series.
Turkish Air Force Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005.

F-84 Thunderstreak

XF-96A
As F-84E, prototype with swept-wings
and tail surfaces, engine upgrade. Later
redesignated as XF-84F, then YF-84F.
Produced 1949 - 1950

Republic Farmingdale, New York (RE)

49-2430 ? 1 Total: 0001

YF-84F
As XF-84F, engine upgrade with
British Sapphire turbojet, redesigned
canopy, air-intakes.
Produced 1950 - 1951

Republic Farmingdale, New York (RE)

51-1344, 51-1345 ? 2 Total: 0002

F-84F
As XF-84F, various engine upgrades,
redesigned canopy, minor changes.
Produced 1952 - 1957

Republic Farmingdale, New York (RE)

51-1346 / 51-1827 ?    
51-17059 / 51-17088 ?    
52-6355 / 52-7228 ?    
52-10510 / 52-10538 ?    
53-6532 / 53-7230 ? 2114  
290 additional airframes cancelled.

General Motors Kansas City, Kansas (GK)

51-9311 / 51-9547 ?    
52-8767 / 52-9128 ? 599 Total: 2713


F-84F-46-GK, s/n: 52-8941, was a General Motors of Kansas City
built F-84, 93 of which served Turkey from 1958 to 1974. Note the
swept wing and hinged canopy, distinctive of the Thunderstreak series.
Turkish Air Force Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005.

F-84 Thunderflash

YRF-84F
As F-84F, photo reconn. version.
Cameras mounted in nose with
relocated wingroot air-intakes.
Produced 1951 - 1952

Republic Farmingdale, New York (RE)

51-1828 ? 1 Total: 0001

RF-84F
As YRF-84F, various engine upgrades.
Produced 1952 - 1958

Republic Farmingdale, New York (RE)

51-1829 / 51-1958 ?    
51-11250 / 51-11297 ?    
51-16996 / 51-17058 ?    
52-7229 / 52-7475 ?    
52-8717 / 52-8766 ?    
53-7521 / 53-7697 ? 715 Total: 0715
165 additional airframes cancelled.


RF-84F-10-RE, s/n: 51-1917, was one of 84 F-84 Thunderflashes
to serve with Turkey from 1956 to 1980. Note the relocated
wingroot air-intakes in order to house the cameras in an
extensively redesigned nose section, also note the
addition of two belly fuel tanks.
Turkish Air Force Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005.

Grand Total: 7889

F-84 CONVERSIONS

USAF / US Navy

EF-84D 2 F-84D (48-641, 48-661), 1952-1953, experimental wing-tip hook-up
system with an ETB-29A as a "parasite-fighter" arrangement.
EF-84E 2 F-84E, 1950, conversions for refuelling tests.
GRF-84F 26 YF-84F(49-2430), 1953-1955, prototype for belly hook-up FICON
system to a GRB-36F. 25 RF-84F also later converted.
(RF-84K) 25 1955-1956, redesignation of the GRF-84F, served with 10 GRB-36D.
XF-84H 2 Model AP-46
F-84F(51-17059, 51-17060), 1955, factory converted prototypes with
turbo-prop engine upgrade, supersonic 3-bladed prop., tested
by the USAF and US Navy. Original, brief, designation was XF-106.
YF-84J 2 F-84F(51-1708, 51-1709), 1954, factory prototypes with deeper set 
fuselage, engine upgrades.
F-84KX 80 F-84B, US Navy target drone conversions.
Assigned BuNo. 142269 / 142348.
F-84Q 1+ F-84F, overhauled ex-Luftwaffe aircraft supplied to Turkey.

FOREIGN MILITARY SERVICE
 - F-84's supplied to the nations of Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece,
   Iran, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Taiwan, Thailand and
   Yugoslavia.

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