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  • From: Western North Carolina
What Plane is This
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:40 PM

Saw this at a local high school.The Enka-Candler Jets.Was this a real plane or just a mock up,not sure

  

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Posted by hogfanfs on Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:44 PM

Looks like a RF-84F 

 Bruce

 

 

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:44 PM

RF-84 Thunderflash

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:54 PM
Thanks,kind of just stumbled on it,was well kept.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:41 PM

They looked better in service in their beautiful NMF 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Sunday, February 17, 2019 2:13 PM

Always loved the way the canopy operated on those, although it ain't easy to model that canopy...

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:03 PM

There's the rear half of thee fuse of one in a pasture by where I drive to work. That pregant look to hold the turbo jet is pretty distinctive.

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:18 PM

True that. The RF-84 showed where Repulic engineers were heading with the F-105 from the F-84F. Make it bigger, stronger, and faster.... much faster...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, February 17, 2019 8:53 PM

You guys sure know your aircraft. Never ceases to amaze me.

-Greg

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, February 17, 2019 9:16 PM

Republic had a good run. A little known aircraft was the XF-12 Rainbow recon aircraft. Powered by 4 R-4360's, it cruised at 400 mph with a 4,000 mile range, at 40,000 feet. That's a lot of fours, and a lot of zeroes too.

The F-84 had a lot of variants and later in life was a very popular export item.

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, February 17, 2019 9:30 PM

GMorrison

Republic had a good run. A little known aircraft was the XF-12 Rainbow recon aircraft. Powered by 4 R-4360's, it cruised at 400 mph with a 4,000 mile range, at 40,000 feet. That's a lot of fours, and a lot of zeroes too.

The F-84 had a lot of variants and later in life was a very popular export item.

 

 

The XF-12 was a beauty indeed! And that is impressive performance.

The F-84 did have a long and widespread service life. Although in reality the swept wing Thunderstreak/Thunderflash family was almost a completly separate design from the straight wing Thunderjet. That they all carried the same F-84 designation was something of bureaucratic subterfuge to get the second design funded by congress, as happens with the ”Dog” variant of the F-86. Neither shared much design commonality with the original aircraft whose number they were folded into. Yes, they had a family resemblance, but... 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, February 18, 2019 8:42 AM

The thing I remember about Republic is the old AF saying, "if someone built a runway completely encircling the globe, Republic would make a fighter that would take every inch of it to take off."

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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