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REPUBLIC F-84 - The USAF's Thunderjet, Thunderstreak, and Thunderflash Fighters

LEGENDS OF WARFARE

Autore: Ken Neubeck

Codice: 2311299036

€ 26,50

DISPONIBILE ESTATE 2020

The F-84 Thunderjet was the US Air Force's main strike aircraft during the Korean War and was used primarily in ground attack operations. Manufactured by the Republic Aviation Corporation, the straight-winged XP-84 prototype first took flight in 1946. Testing revealed lackluster engine performance and structural problems. Design revisions resulted in several new model designations, beginning with the F-84B and followed by the F-84C, which was phased out of operational service by 1952. The F-84D saw significant improvement in engine performance and was followed by the F-84E and the F-84G models, with all three models seeing heavy action in the Korean War. The F-84F Thunderstreak was a swept-wing version that came after the Korean War and was faster than the original F-84 Thunderjet. The Thunderflash was the reconnaissance version of the F-84F.

Lingua

INGLESE

Illustrazioni

196 foto a colori e in bianco e nero

Pagine

112

Misure

23 x 23

Rilegato

SI

ISBN
9780764360114


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