Republic XP-84 - Thunderjet
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Republic XP-84 "Thunderjet"

    Fighter Bomber

Specifications for P-84B
    Engine: 1x Allison J35-A-15 turbojet making 4,000 lb of thrust
    Wing Span: 36' 5''
    Length: 37' 5''
    Height: 12' 10''
    Weight: Empty 9,538 lb / Loaded 19,689 lb
    Maximum Speed: 587 mph
    Ceiling: 40,000'
    Range: 1,282 miles
    Crew: 1
    Armament: 6x 0.50'' machine guns
The jet powered successor the the P-47 "Thunderbolt" design work started in 1944. Ordered in early 1945 by the USAAF, the first of three prototypes flew on the 28/2/1946, with the second prototype ready in August 1946. The 400 aircraft which were ordered being different to the prototypes by having the Allison J35-A-15 turbojet engine (instead of the General Electric J35-GE-7), provision for wing tip tanks and 6x 0.50'' machine guns. Known as the YF-84A it was the start of a long and successful service life.
The first XP-84 before being painted
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