Xtreme A.R.F. F84 F Thunderstreak
We strive to get our Jets closest possible to the full scale ones, we target
quality and security on all of our airframes. Each Jet is state-of-art build.
- Fuselage Length: 2800 mm (110")
- Wing Span: 2185 mm (86")
- Power Plant: 45 to 52 Lb (20 to 24 Kg)
- Radio Control: 12 Channels 11 Servos
- Color Scheme and finishing according to customer specifications
Xtreme A.R.F. F84 F Thunderstreak is built utilizing advanced composites, forms, ribs, control board and turbine housing are constructed in Carbon Fiber.
Each model are serialized from the beginning to the end for a single customer and it will be shipped with the QC form indicating step by step all the building phases that the plane has undergone, resulting in the final approval and released from the QC department.
Accessories are included on this jet like, undercarriage, air valves, airlines, connectors, bypass etc...
Landing gear, wheels and brakes, doors, and other major components are professionaly installed for you.
Spare parts and touch-ups will be sent with the model.
- Choose your color scheme
- Landing Gear (Optional)
- All Forms are in Carbon Fiber Composite
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A little about history
The Republic F-84F Thunderstreak was an American-built swept-wing turbojet fighter-bomber. While an evolutionary development of the straight-wing F-84 Thunderjet, the F-84F was a new design.
The Thunderstreak suffered from the same poor takeoff performance as the straight-wing Thunderjet despite having a more powerful engine. In reality, almost 700 pounds-force (3.11 kN) or ten percent of total thrust was lost because the J65 was installed at an angle and its exhaust had a prominent kink. On a hot day, 7,500 feet (2,285 m) of runway were required for takeoff roll. A typical takeoff speed was 160 knots (185 mph, 300 km/h).
Like the Thunderjet, the Thunderstreak excelled at cruise and had predictable handling characteristics within its performance envelope. Like its predecessor, it also suffered from accelerated stall pitch-up and potential resulting separation of wings from the airplane. In addition, spins in the F-84F were practically unrecoverable and ejection was the only recourse below 10,000 feet (3,000 m).
Project Run In completed operational tests in November 1954 and found the aircraft to be to USAF satisfaction and considerably better than the F-84G. However, ongoing engine failures resulted in the entire fleet being grounded in early 1955. Also, the J65 engine continued to suffer from flameouts when flying through heavy rain or snow. As the result of the problems, the active duty phaseout began almost as soon as the F-84F entered service in 1954, and was completed by 1958. Increased tensions in Germany associated with construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 resulted in reactivation of the F-84F fleet. In 1962, the fleet was grounded due to the corrosion of control rods. A total of 1,800 man hours were expended to bring each aircraft to full operational capacity. Stress corrosion eventually forced the retirement of ANG F-84Fs in 1971.
On 9 March 1955, Lt. Col. Robert R. Scott, in a F-84F Thunderstreak, set a three hour, 44-minute and 53-second record for the 2,446 mile flight from Los Angeles to New York.
The F-84F was retired from active service in 1964, and replaced by the North American F-100 Super Sabre. The RF-84F was replaced by the RF-101 Voodoo in USAF units, and relegated to duty in the Air National Guard.