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The Republic F-84 Thunderjet

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The Republic F-84 Thunderjet was an American turbojet fighter-bomber aircraft.

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The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt is a World War II-era fighter aircraft produced by the American aerospace company Republic Aviation from 1941 through 1945. Its primary armament was eight .50-caliber machine guns, and in the fighter-bomber ground-attack role it could carry five-inch rockets or a bomb load of 2,500 lb (1,100 kg). When fully loaded, the P-47 weighed up to eight tons, making it one of the heaviest fighters of the war.

Operational History

The P-47 would also be the foundation stock for rebuilding a majority of the post-war European air forces. Unlike the P-51, this aircraft was easily maintained and more forgiving of pilot mistakes (due to its more robust construction). Like the USAF, these aircraft only started to retire as the second generation jets became readily available. In the early 1950s as the now renamed F-47 was being retired from active USAF service, these aircraft were through various Military Assistance Programs (MAPS) offered to numerous South American countries. For the next 15 years, the F-47 would continue as a front line fighter with these nations.

RoleFighter-bomber
ManufacturerRepublic Aviation
First flight28 February 1946
IntroductionNovember 1947
Retired1964 (USAF)
1974 (Yugoslavia)
Primary userUnited States Air Force
Number built7,524
VariantsRepublic F-84F Thunderstreak
Republic XF-84H Thunderscreech
Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 38 ft 1 in (11.61 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 5 in (11.10 m)
  • Height: 12 ft 7 in (3.84 m)
  • Wing area: 260 sq ft (24 m2)
  • Airfoil: Republic R-4,45-1512-.9 (12%)[54]
  • Empty weight: 11,470 lb (5,203 kg)
  • Gross weight: 18,080 lb (8,201 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 23,340 lb (10,587 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Allison J35-A-29 turbojet engine, 5,560 lbf (24.7 kN) thrust

Performance

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 622 mph (1,001 km/h, 541 kn)
  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.81
  • Cruise speed: 475 mph (764 km/h, 413 kn)
  • Combat range: 1,000 mi (1,600 km, 870 nmi)
  • Ferry range: 2,000 mi (3,200 km, 1,700 nmi) with external tanks
  • Service ceiling: 40,500 ft (12,300 m)
  • Rate of climb: 3,765 ft/min (19.13 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 70 lb/sq ft (340 kg/m2)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.31

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The Republic Aviation Corporation was an American aircraft manufacturer based in Farmingdale, New York, on Long Island. Originally known as the Seversky Aircraft Company, the company was responsible for the design and production of many important military aircraft, including its most famous products: World War II's P-47 Thunderbolt fighter, the F-84 Thunderjet and F-105 Thunderchief jet fighters, as well as the A-10 Thunderbolt II close-support aircraft.