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Republic F-84F Thunderstreak

by Robert Ferrero

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak


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The swept-wing Republic F-84F Thunderstreak evolved from the straight-wing F-84E. The F-84F first served with Strategic Air Command as a long range escort fighter for the B-36 bomber. When SAC converted to the B-52, the F-84F was transferred to the Tactical Air Command where they served until 1958. Eventually the aircraft was replaced by the F-100 Super Sabre. The F-84F then went on to serve with the Air National Guard.

The original Monogram kit was first released in 1984. Although the re-released kit retains raised panel lines, its crisp detail more than makes up for what some would consider a minor shortcoming.

The kit was built straight from the box with the addition Eduard photoetched seatbelts.

The natural metal finish was achieved by applying a base coat of SnJ. Various panels were then masked with 3M Drafting Tape and shot with various shades of Alclad I and Model Master Metalizers. I chose to dress this subject in the colorful markings of the 81st FBW, 91st FBS, "Blue Streaks" RAF Bentwaters, 1958.



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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2002 by Robert Ferrero
Page Created 17 February, 2002
Last Updated 17 February, 2002

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