F-84 Thunderflash

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

RF-84F Thunderflash I photographed at the Pima Air&Space Museum in Tucson. 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