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Republic F-84F-50-RE (Group F) Thunderstreak


Model: Republic F-84F-50-RE (Group F) Thunderstreak

Technical Description: Escort fighter, fighter-bomber


Visual Aspects: 




Short History: 


Configuration: Fighter-bomber


Production Status

First flight: March 1955
Introduction year: March 1955

Status: Retired

Number built: 306 (includes the GM built -51-GK and the Republic -51-RE)


Crew Data
Number of crew: 1
Roles of crew: Pilot


Engine Data

Manufacturer: Wright
Name: J65-W-7

Type: axial turbojet

Compressor stages: 13

Combustion chamber: annular with 36 nozzles

Turbine stages: 2

Mass flow: 

Pressure ratio: 
Number of engines: 1

Injection: none

Fuel: JP-4

Dry weight:   lbs

Fuel consumption:  lbs per hour @ military power


Fuel Data
Fuel tanks: 847 gallons in 4 tanks


Oil Data
Oil tank: 4.5 gallon


Power Data
Military power (SL): 7800 lb/f (34.7 kN) @ 100%, 8300 rpm [30 min limit]

Normal power (SL): 6870 lb/f (30.6 kN) @ 96.5%, 8000 rpm


Basic Geometric Data
Length: 43 ft 4.8 in
Wing span: 33 ft 7.2 in
Height: 15 ft
Wing area: 324.7 ft2

Flap area: 

Elevator area:  
Rudder area: 
Aileron area: 


Control Surfaces

Ailerons: Full hydraulic control


Rudder: Hydraulic boost

Horizontal stabilizer: Full hydraulic control

Speed brakes: 2 hydraulically operated


Wing Surfaces

Flaps: Hydraulically operated

Aileron spoilers: Hydraulically operated, automatically used for high speeds only to assist with lateral response (will not operate with gear down)


Weight Data
Empty weight: 13645 lbs

Basic weight: 14308 lbs

Design weight: 18500 lbs

Combat weight: 20313 lbs

Maximum takeoff weight: 27000 lbs

General Performance Data
Maximum speed (SL): 684 mph (1102 km/hr)

Stall speed (18500 lbs): 173 mph (278 km/hr)

Stall speed (18500 lbs, gear/flaps down): 144 mph (232 km/hr)

Landing speed (15000 lbs, gear/flaps down): 158 mph (254 km/hr)
Cruising speed: 
Service ceiling: 

Placard IAS limit: 702 mph (1130 km/hr)

Design IAS limit: 748 mph (1204 km/hr)

Mach limit: 1.175

+G limit: 8.67

-G limit: 3

Landing gear speed limitation: 253 mph (407 km/hr)

Flaps speed limitation: 259 mph (417 km/hr)


Speed (15602 lbs, military power, clean)
.. at SL                                          684 mph (1102 km/hr)

.. at 35000 ft                                 617 mph (993 km/hr)

Rate of Climb (15602 lbs, military power, clean)
.. at SL                                          9090 fpm (46.1 m/s)


Time to altitude (17000 lbs, military power, clean)

.. to 5000 ft                                   ~34 seconds

.. to 10000 ft                                 ~1 minutes 20 seconds

.. to 15000 ft                                 ~2 minutes 10 seconds

.. to 20000 ft                                 ~3 minutes

.. to 25000 ft                                 ~3 minutes 50 seconds

.. to 30000 ft                                 ~4 minutes 50 seconds


Time to altitude (25226 lbs, military power, clean)

.. to 20000 ft                                 ~5 minutes 34 seconds

.. to 30000 ft                                 ~10 minutes 24 seconds



Guns: 6 x 12.7mm M3 Browning machine guns (1800 rounds)

Bombs / rockets (external pylons): 

  • 2 x 2000 lb, or
  • 4 x 1000 lb, or
  • 4 x 750 lb, or
  • 4 x 500 lb, or
  • 4 x 250 lb, or
  • 24 x HVAR





1. F-84F (J65-W-7) Standard Aircraft Characteristics, 30 January 1959

2. (TO 1F-84(25)F-1) Flight Manual USAF Series F-84F-25 and Later Aircraft, 15 February 1958 revised 11 July 1961
3. (Aircam Aviation Series No 14) Republic F/RF-84 Thunderstreak/Thunderflash

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Cool, someone finally actually suggested the Thunderstreak.  Should be a nice alternative to the A5 sabre at least, until it gets Fresco-Stomped.


...'Dat stall speed doe o_o

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And let's not forget about the E and G models as well :) I'm no expert on the subject but at first glance the F-84E and G models look nearly identical to the B.



Image Credit: http://www.militaryaviation.eu/fighter/Republic/F-84.htm




Image Credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:F-84E_9th_FBS_before_mission_in_Korea_c1952.jpg


National Museum of The United States Air Force (USAF) F-84E, Serial Number 50-1143 TECHNICAL NOTES:
Six .50-cal. machine guns and eight 5-in. rockets or 2,000 lbs. of bombs, or napalm tanks
Engine: Allison J35 of 4,900 lbs. thrust
Maximum speed: 620 mph
Range: 1,485 miles
Ceiling: 43,240 ft.
Span: 36 ft. 5 in.
Length: 38 ft. 6 in.
Height: 12 ft. 7 in.
Weight: 15,227 lbs. loaded 

Cited Reference: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/MuseumExhibits/FactSheets/Display/tabid/509/Article/196111/republic-f-84e-thunderjet.aspx


F-84 (the definitive) G


Image Credit: http://www.aviationmuseum.eu/World/Europe/France/Toulouse/Ailes_Anciennes_photo/F-84G_Thunderjet_110437.htm




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24 HVARs sounds amazing


Maybe  also add  the west Germany one :)?


And don't forget about French and Italian ones.



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I support this 100%


On 11/14/2016 at 0:26 PM, WarEagle04 said:

Maybe  also add  the west Germany one :)?





In all honesty, I don't know why they didn't get this instead of the CL-13 (other than it just being easier for Gaijin to reskin an F-86 and call it a new aircraft), since the F-84E, F, and G variants were the first jet fighters to ever be operated by the post-war Luftwaffe.

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7 hours ago, Wilhuff_Tarkin_ said:

Maybe  also add  the west Germany one ?


I already made suggestions for the Luftwaffe F-84F and RF-84F

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my question is with the hunter and mig17 why is this not already in the game???? heck its not like we are asking for the f-104 right !!!!


and btw at this point i think we are up to like 4 different request threads for the f-84f now.


this suggestion is for a US and German f-84f 

but as usual  +1 from me .... i guess..... not like its ever going to happen so.....:my_precious: what ever +1 and good luck with that 


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As the F-84F-50-RE has been added as per update 2.3 Hot Tracks (if we look at the engine it uses),


Moved  to Implemented Suggestions. :salute:

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