RF-84 Thunderflash

Picture by pixel_komando


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  • June 27, 2013
  • Canon EOS 600D
  • EFS 18-55 II
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number 7@1EV
  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes

15 Comments

27 Jun 10:19
pixel_komando

The Republic F-84 Thunderjet was an American turbojet fighter-bomber aircraft. Originating as a 1944 United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) proposal for a "day fighter", the F-84 flew in 1946. Although it entered service in 1947, the Thunderjet was plagued by many structural and engine problems that a 1948 U.S. 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. The Thunderjet became the USAF's primary strike aircraft during the Korean War, flying 86,408 missions and destroying 60% of all ground targets in the war as well as eight Soviet-built MiG fighters. Over half of the 7,524 F-84s produced served with NATO nations, and it was the first aircraft to fly with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team. The USAF Strategic Air Command had F-84 Thunderjets in service from 1948 through 1957. The F-84 was the first production fighter aircraft to utilize in-flight refueling and the first fighter capable of carrying a nuclear weapon, i.e. the Mark 7 nuclear bomb. Modified F-84s were used in several unusual projects, including the FICON and Tom-Tom dockings to the B-29 Superfortress and B-36 bomber motherships, and the experimental XF-84H Thunderscreech supersonic turboprop. The F-84 nomenclature can be somewhat confusing. The straight-wing F-84A to F-84E and F-84G models are called the Thunderjet. The F-84F Thunderstreak and RF-84F Thunderflash are a different airplane with swept wings. The XF-84H Thunderscreech (not its official name) was an experimental turboprop version of the F-84F. The F-84F swept wing version was intended to be a small variation on the normal Thunderjet with only a few different parts, so it kept the basic F-84 number. Production delays on the F-84F resulted in another order of the straight-wing version; this was the F-84G.

27 Jun 10:31
bjosted

Perfect. FAVED

27 Jun 12:15
cnobile

Wow, Wonderful Shot!!!

27 Jun 12:17
mark_sjnhs23

10

27 Jun 12:50
vendenis

10

27 Jun 12:59
arnie58

I like it.

27 Jun 13:39
zhaojisheng

It is a wonderful shot!

27 Jun 13:45
Randall.Lohr

wonderful process and perspective!

27 Jun 14:00
yvesd

10 spa

27 Jun 15:06
anonymous

well done 10

27 Jun 16:38
chema

10

27 Jun 17:02
sanz3jo

10

27 Jun 18:31
jimmybobsa

10

27 Jun 21:56
rcuello

rc

27 Jun 22:03
josephc

10

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