Port Washington Aviation History

F-84F

Republic Aviation F-84F Thunderstreak Postcard

strnad_republicF-84FThe back of the postcard reads:

REPUBLIC’S F-84F Thunderstreak fighter-bomber.  Armed with six .50 caliber guns and more than 6,000 pounds of external armament.  Carries nuclear weapons.  Powered by J-65 turbojet engine with 7,200 pounds of thrust.  Speeds over 650 mph.  Set U. S. transcontinental speed record and world’s non-stop jet fighter distance record.  Serves USAF and NATO air forces.

REPUBLIC AVIATION CORPORATION, Farmingdale, L. I., N. Y.

The aircraft was in production from 1952-1957.  For more information, see the Cradle of Aviation Museum’s webpage about it.