F-84 Thunderjet Special Edition CD

Price: $29.95

  • CD contains 9 magazines
  • All in Acrobat PDF format
  • Print a personal copy
  • Allow 1 week for US delivery

May 1976

  • Thunder-Maker, Republic’s F-84 Jack of all Trades
  • SkyBolt, a look at the P-38’s twin-engined competition
  • The Making of the Mustang, narrative from a P-51 ace

June 1976

  • Thunder-Maker, concluding the F-84 story
  • Cry Havoc! The Douglas A-20
  • The Making of the Mustang, mating the Rolls Royce Merlin to the P-51

March 1984

  • Thunder Over Korea, F-84 tactical champ of the Korean war
  • Duel Over Dover, two of WWII’s greatest aerial tacticians meet in combat
  • Straight Up! The Ryan X-13 proved the VTOL concept

September 1986

  • Thunderceptor, the XF-91 rocket-powered heavy fighter
  • Hurricane, the R.A.F.’s first monoplane fighter

October 1993

  • Rolling Thunder, thirty years of the Republic F-84
  • In the Lair of the Eagle/Lion, Sweden’s supersonic delta-winged fighter
  • Project Zero, the vertical-takeoff rocket-powered F-84

April 2004

  • F-84 Crashes
  • Tex Johnson, the test pilot’s test pilot
  • Downtown in Minutes, age of the passenger helicopters
  • Light Twins of World War II, unsung heroes

May 2005

  • The Trio that Tried: Lockheed XF-90, Republic XF-91, Convair XF-92
  • Chained Lightning, the Lockheed XP-58
  • Promoting The Faith: Aerospace PR answering the public

June 2005

  • The Hybrids, turbojets combined with trusty propellers
  • On Top of Old Smokey, jet-assisted take off aircraft
  • Crowding the Box, the story of Jack Leynnwood
  • Taming the Widow, the powerful P-61 Black Widow

October 2005

  • Good, Better, Best: anemic straight-wings to powerful swept-wings
  • Starlifter! The Lockheed C-141’s star-studded career
  • Clipper Connection, the ultimate ‘then-and-now’ look at Pan Am’s Miami Clipper base

Bonus Features

  • F-84F Flight Handbook
  • Over 200 F-84 photos

Republic F-84G Specifications

f84-diagramGeneral characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Length: 38 ft 1 in (11.60 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 5 in (11.10 m)
  • Height: 12 ft 7 in (3.84 m)
  • Wing area: 260 ft² (24 m²)
  • Empty weight: 11,470 lb (5,200 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 18,080 lb (8,200 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 23,340 lb (10,590 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Allison J35-A-29 turbojet, 5,560 lbf (24.7 kN)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 622 mph (540 kn, 1,000 km/h,Mach .81)
  • Cruise speed: 475 mph (413 kn, 770 km/h)
  • Range: 1,000 mi (870 nmi, 1,600 km) combat
  • Ferry range: 2,000 mi (1,700 nmi, 3,200 km) with external tanks
  • Service ceiling: 40,500 ft (12,350 m)
  • Rate of climb: 3,765 ft/min (19.1 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 70 lb/ft² (342 kg/m²)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.31 lbf/lb

Armament

  • 6 × .50 in (12.7 mm) M3 Browning machine guns, 300 rpg
  • Up to 4,450 lb (2,020 kg) of rockets and bombs, including 1 × Mark 7 nuclear bomb

Avionics

  • A-1CM or A-4 gunsight with APG-30 or MK-18 ranging radar

Republic F-84F Specifications

f84g-diagramGeneral characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 43 ft 4¾ in (13.23 m)
  • Wingspan: 33 ft 7¼ in (10.25 m)
  • Height: 14 ft 4¾ in (4.39 m)
  • Wing area: 325 ft² (30 m²)
  • Empty weight: 13,830lb (5,200 kg)
  • Loaded weight: lb (kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 28,000 lb (12,701 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright J65-W-3 turbojet, 7,220 lbf (32.2 kN)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 695 mph (604 knots, 1,119 km/h, Mach .91) at sea level
  • Range: 810 mi (704 nmi, 1,304 km) combat radius with two droptanks
  • Service ceiling: 46,000 ft (14,000 m)
  • Rate of climb: 8,200 ft/min (42 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 86 lb/ft² (423 kg/m²)

Armament

  • 6× .50 in (12.7 mm) Browning M3 machine guns,
  • Up to 6,000lb (2,727 kg) of rockets and bombs, including one Mark 7 nuclear bomb

Avionics

  • A-1CM or A-4 gunsight with APG-30 or MK-18 ranging radar

Communications Equipment

  • AN/ARC-33 or 34 command set radio
  • AN/APX-6 or 6A IFF set
  • AN/AR-6 radio compass
  • AN/APW-11 or 11A radar set
  • AN/APN-21 TACAN set

Republic XF-84H Specifications

xf84-diagramGeneral characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 51 ft 5 in (15.67 m)
  • Wingspan: 33 ft 5 in (10.18 m)
  • Height: 15 ft 4 in (4.67 m)
  • Wing area: 30.75 m ()
  • Empty weight: 17,892 lb (8,132 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 27,046 lb (12,293 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Allison XT40-A-1 turboprop, 5,850 hp (4,365 kw)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 520 mph (837 km/h)
  • Range: >2,000 mi (3,200 km)
  • Service ceiling: >40,000 ft (14,600 m)
  • Rate of climb: 5,000 ft/min (1,520 m/min)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.66

Republic XF-91 Specifications

xf91-diagram

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 43 ft 3 in (9.52 m)
  • Wingspan: 31 ft 3 in (13.18 m)
  • Height: 18 ft 1 in (5.51 m)
  • Wing area: 320 ft² (29.73 m²)
  • Empty weight: 14,140 lb (6,410 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 18,600 lb (8,400 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 28,300 lb (12,840 kg)
  • Powerplant:
    • 1 × General Electric J47-GE-7 (later GE-17) axial-flow turbojet, 5,200 lbf (30,6 kN); 6,900 lbf with afterburning
    • 4 × Reaction Motors XLR11-RM-9 rocket, 1,500 lbf (7 kN) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 984 mph (1,584 km/h)
  • Range: 1,170 mi (1,880 km)
  • Service ceiling: 50,000 to 55,000 ft (15,200 to 16,800 m)
  • Rate of climb: 47,500 ft in 2.5 minutes (14,500 m)
  • Wing loading: 58.12 lb/ft² (283 kg/m²)
  • Thrust/weight (jet): 0.60

Armament

  • Guns: 4 × 20 mm (.79 in) cannon