F-84 Thunderflash (multiple)

RF-84F Thunderflash (Pima 03-23-17) 9058

I photographed these RF-84 Thunderflash examples at the Pima Air&Space Museum and the NMoUSAF.

The Thunderflash was a swept-wing version of the F-84 Thunderjet, but had air intakes at the wing root rather than in the nose like its stablemate, the F-84F Thunderstreak. The loss in power due to reduced intake made the Thunderflash less effective as a fighter, but good in the photo-reconnaissance role.


RF-84F Thunderflash 51-1944; Pima Air&Space Museum 2017


RF-84K Thunderflash 52-7259; NMoUSAF 2018