F-84 Thunderstreak Historical

F-84 Thunderstreak Historical (HM1XRL)

Location: Eglin Air Force Base, FL 32542 Okaloosa County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 27.967', W 86° 33.626'

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The swept-wing F-84F evolved from the straight-winged F-84 Thunderjet. The first prototype flew on June 3, 1950 and deliveries began in 1954, primarily to the Tactical Air Command as a ground support fighter-bomber.
Republic Aviation built 2,112 F models while General Motors fabricated an additional 599 aircraft. Of these, 1,301 models were delivered to NATO air forces. Production of a reconnaissance version, the RF-84F, totaled 718 aircraft including 386 for allied countries. The RF-84F featured engine air intakes at the wing root and cameras in the nose.
F-84Fs were gradually replaced by the supersonic F-100 aircraft in the late 1950s and were turned over to the Air National Guard units. However, some F-84s were called back to temporary USAF service in the early 1960s due to the Berlin Crisis.
This aircraft S/N 51-9495 is depicted in the 401st Fighter-Bomber Wing's colors, the 401st FBW was stationed at England AFB, LA and had deployments to Eglin AFB, FL. The F-84F brought stardom to the 401st when they participated in the filming of the "The McConnell Story", eight aircraft were painted blue with MIG-15 markings to simulate enemy aircraft during the Korean conflict in the aerial combat scenes of the movie.
Manufacturer     General Motors Corporation
Thrust     One
— Wright J65-W-3 Turbojet engine rated at 7,220 lbs of thrust
Length     43 ft 5 in
Height     14 ft 5 in
Wingspan     33 ft 7 in
Weight     13,645 lbs Empty / 27,000 lbs Max
Speed     685 mph Max 535 mph Cruise
Range     1650 Miles
Ceiling     44,450 ft
Armament     Six — 50 Cal machine guns and 24 — 5 in rockets or 6,000 lbs of bombs
This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force
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Date Added Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 542195 N 3370518
Decimal Degrees30.46611667, -86.56043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 27.967', W 86° 33.626'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 27' 58.02" N, 86° 33' 37.56" W
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Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Museum Dr, Eglin Air Force Base FL 32542, US
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