Republic F-84G Thunderjet 1:72 TAMIYA-60745

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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 first flew in 1946. Although it entered service in 1947, the Thunderjet was plagued by so 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 sorties 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.

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Manufacturer Tamiya

Specification

Includes: Plastic sprue's, decals, Clear parts
Requires Paint,Glue Knife, Side Cutters, Paint Brushes, Sand paper to complete your model
175mm wing Span
160 mm long
AS12 AS6 AS20 MS3
X1 X2 X3 X5 X7 X8 X10 X11 X18 XF1 XF4 XF5 XF16 XF20 XF52 XF56 XF62