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.