F-84B-26 Thunderjet

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General info

F-84B-26 Thunderjet in the Garage.

The F-84B-26 Thunderjet is a Rank V American jet fighter with a battle rating of 6.7 (AB), 7.3 (RB), and 7.7 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.39.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

F-84B-26 is known for its versatile payload and decent top speed, but lackluster in terms of acceleration (like the Me262). Thunderjet is doing well at killing ground targets, given the quantity and quality of payload.

As fighter-bomber it can be used as a normal jet fighter too, utilizing the top speed, but hindered by acceleration and climb rate. Due to terrible acceleration, main tactic to attack enemy fighters, as well as bombers, is to use Boom and Run and Boom and Zoom. Given the inherit issues, keeping energy while flying F-84 is crucial and hard. Indeed a dificult fighter to master, albeit a strict teacher for advanced jet tactics as necessary in the F-86A.

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

M3s Brownings are very good at shooting down all types of enemy fighters, bombers and attackers.

Due to very high RoF and low ammo count, trigger discipline is advised. Best ammo belts are Stealth and Omni-Purpose.

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

"Physical Based Renderer" flexing its 'muscles' with shiny Aluminium reflexions.

Pros:

  • Fastest jet compared to its contemporaries.
  • Deadly rapid-firing M3 Browning machine guns.
  • Nose mounted guns, no need to worry about convergance.
  • Overall great durability.
  • Great at BnR and BnZ
  • Gigantic payload.
  • Very effective at grinding other jets.
  • Air spawn for RB.

Cons:

  • Terrible energy retention.
  • One of the worst accelerating jets in game.
  • Loses all of its speed in turns.
  • Average climb rate.
  • Worst manuverabillity of any of the early jets.
  • Can carry a large and varied payload, though all of them substantially increase drag and weight, severely hampering the performance.
  • Fuel tanks on wings are an easy target .

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 4 x 12.7 mm M3 Browning machine gun, nose-mounted (300 rpg = 1,200 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm M3 Browning machine gun, wing-mounted (300 rpg = 600 total)

Payloads

  • 4 × 127 mm HVAR rockets
  • 8 × 127 mm HVAR rockets
  • 8 × 127 mm HVAR rockets + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 8 × 127 mm HVAR rockets + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 8 × 127 mm HVAR rockets + 2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 8 × 127 mm HVAR rockets + 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs
  • 2 × 298 mm Tiny Tim rockets + 8 x 127 mm HVAR rockets
  • 2 × 298 mm Tiny Tim rockets
  • 2 × 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs

bombs

bombs

Bombs

Nation Mass (nominal) Name Caliber Drag   Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen     Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen  
Bomb properties High explosive Fragmentation
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Germany
1,000 kg SC 1000L2 450 33 360.4 30m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
250 kg SC 250Ja 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
50 kg SC 50Ja 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
500 kg SC 500K 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
10 kg SD 10C 152 0.8 0.3 5m 8mm 0 15m 5mm
10 kg SD 10a 152 0.8 0.5 5m 10mm 0 15m 5mm
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Japan
250 kg mod.25 mk 2 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
500 kg mod. 50 mk 2 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
800 kg mod. 80 mk 1 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
250 kg Type 92 mod. 25 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
500 kg Type 92 mod. 50 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
100 kg Type 94 mod. 10 267 9.3 0.9 6m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
50 kg Army Type 94 mod. 5 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
60 kg Type 97 mod. 6 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
250 kg Type 98 mod.25 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
800kg Type 99 mod. 25 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
800 kg Navy Type 99 No. 80 mod. 1 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
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USSR
100 kg FAB-100 267 9.3 0.9 6m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
1,000 kg FAB-1000 450 33 360.4 30m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
250 kg FAB-250M-43 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
50 kg FAB-50 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
500 kg FAB-500 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
1,500 kg FAB-1500M-46 450 33 2452.7 70m 450mm 94.4 150m 15mm
3,000 kg FAB-3000M-46 450 33 8493.2 100m 500mm 94.4 150m 15mm
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Britain
453 kg 1000 lb GP 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
453 kg 1000 lb GP mk 1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
453 kg 1000 lb MC mk 1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
113.4 kg 250 lb 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
113.4 kg 250 lb 43 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
113.4 kg 250 lb late 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
226.8 kg 500 lb 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
226.8 kg 500 lb 43 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
1,815 kg mk 2 Cookie 450 100 4955.1 80m 400mm 87.6 200m 15mm
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USA
453.6 kg 1000lb AN-M65 cone 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
453.6 kg 1000 lb AN-M65A1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
45.4 kg 100 lb AN-M30A1 152 4.3 1 8m 50mm 51.3 40m 10mm
907.2 kg 2000 lb AN-M66A2 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
113.4 kg 250 lb AN-M57 267 9.3 4.1 12m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
226.8 kg 500 lb AN-M64A1 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
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France
kg 100 kg No. 1 m mm m mm
kg 200 kg No. 1 m mm m mm
kg 500 kg No. 2 m mm m mm

Rockets

Rockets

Aircraft Rockets

Nation Mass Name Velocity Caliber Drag   Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen     Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen  
Rocket properties High explosive Fragmentation
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Germany
110.9 kg BR 20 350 m/s 210 100 210.8 5 m 75 mm 100 50 m 10 mm
3.85 kg R4M Orkan 525 m/s 55 0 0.6 1 m 12 mm 5.2 25 m 8 mm
2.78 kg RZ 65 Föhn 260 m/s 73 17.5 0 0.9 m 10 mm 13.1 15 m 8 mm
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Japan
60 kg 60 kg 340 m/s 82 21.1 99.9 6 m 60 mm 0 15 m 8 mm
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USSR
41.9 kg RS-132 350 m/s 132 14 27.9 3 m 75 mm 43.3 25 m 10 mm
7.84 kg RS-82 340 m/s 82 0 0.6 1 m 23 mm 16.9 12 m 8 mm
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Britain
64 kg HVAR 420 m/s 127 14 29.3 3.5 m 75 mm 98.6 17 m 12 mm
43 kg RP-3 350 m/s 76 10.5 35.8 3.5m 75 mm 56.7 15 m 5 mm
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USA
583 kg 11.75 in Tiny Tim 300 m/s 298 17.5 1,289.2 13 m 120 mm 183.4 45 m 12 mm
64 kg 5 in HVAR 420 m/s 127 14 29.3 3.5 m 75 mm 98.6 17 m 12 mm
17 kg M8 Bazooka 250 m/s 114 3.5 6 1 m 29 mm 16.8 25 m 7 mm

Armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
  • 6.35 mm Steel plate in front of pilot.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate in pilot's headrest.
  • 8 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Allison J35-A-15 jet
  • Takeoff thrust: 1543.9 kgf (Stock), ____ kgf (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 570 kg
Name: Allison J35-A-15 jet
  • Takeoff thrust: 1528.9 kgf (Stock), ____ kgf (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 570 kg
Name: Allison J35-A-15 jet
  • Takeoff thrust: 1528.9 kgf (Stock), ____ kgf (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 570 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 924 km/h
    • at height: 1,524 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: 32.1 s
  • Rate of Climb: 17.1 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 1,040 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 1,524 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 1,040 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 891 km/h
    • at height: 1,524 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: 33.7 s
  • Rate of Climb: 17.3 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 1,040 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 1,524 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 1,040 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 891 km/h
    • at height: 1,524 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: 33.7 s
  • Rate of Climb: 17.3 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 1,040 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 1,524 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 1,040 m

Performance

Horsepower graph

F-84B-26/Horsepower graph

Thrust graph
470
580
700
810
920
1040
1150
1260
1380
1490
1600
0
1.2
2.4
3.7
4.9
6.1
7.3
8.5
9.8
11
12.2
0
1.2
2.4
3.6
4.8
6
7.2
8.4
9.6
10.8
12
Speed in 100kph
Altitude in 1000km


Modules and improvements

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Offensive 12 mm, FRC mk.7, FSBC mk.1
II New boosters, Compressor Airframe FRC mk.7a, FSBC mk.5
III Wings repair, Engine New 12 mm MGs, FMBC mk.1
IV G-suit Cover LFRC mk.12, FLBC mk.1

Recommendation:
Due to better belts, it's recommended to first of all research Offensive 12mm. After it, pilot needs to focus on Compressor and Engine upgrade, due to very bad acceleration of this jet. Afterwards, New boosters and Wings repair is the best choice. Airframe and Cover will help plane in all respects. Then all the bombs and rockets to make plane better at ground strike. However, if used as an assist vehicle in combined battles going straight for all payload updates isn't a bad decision either. Under this consideration take New boosters and Engine as only sidesteps until all armament modules are researched. G-Suit isn't useful because turning in this plane is a certain death. At last, Fuselage repair is additional.

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

Camouflages and skins for the F-84 series from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-usa.png F-84B-26 Thunderjet
Nation USA
Type Jet Fighter
Attackers
Fighting style Ground Attack
Boom & Zoom

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Characteristics
Empty Weight ~4810 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~6074 kg
Takeoff Weight ~8935 kg
Wing Area ~24 m²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks yes
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Thrust per Engine 1620 kN
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~947.99 kph at 1524 m
Climb Rate ~22.00 m/s
Optimal climb velocity ~610.56 kph
Turn Time ~31.00 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~199.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~10604 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~13391 lb
Takeoff Weight ~19698 lb
Wing Area ~260 ft²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks yes
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Thrust per Engine 1620 kN
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~589.05 mph at 5000 m
Climb Rate 72.18 ft/s
Optimal climb velocity ~379.38 mph
Turn Time 31.00 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~40.76 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
6 x 12.7 mm M3 Browning 300 rpg
Payload Option 1
Without load Clean Plane
Payload Option 2
4 x 127 mm HVAR 🚀 Rocket
Payload Option 3
8 x 127 mm HVAR 🚀 Rocket
Payload Option 4
2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 💣 Bomb
8 x 127 mm HVAR 🚀 Rocket
Payload Option 5
2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 💣 Bomb
8 x 127 mm HVAR 🚀 Rocket
Payload Option 6
2 x 250 lb AN-M57 💣 Bomb
8 x 127 mm HVAR 🚀 Rocket
Payload Option 7
2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 💣 Bomb
8 x 127 mm HVAR 🚀 Rocket
Payload Option 8
2 x 298 mm Tiny Tim 🚀 Rocket
8 x 127 mm HVAR 🚀 Rocket
Payload Option 9
2 x 298 mm Tiny Tim 🚀 Rocket
Payload Option 10
2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 💣 Bomb
Payload Option 11
2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 💣 Bomb
Payload Option 12
2 x 250 lb AN-M57 💣 Bomb
Payload Option 13
2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 💣 Bomb
Limits
Max Speed limit 1027 kph
Gear lmit 350 kph
Combat Flaps 550 kph
Max static +G's ~14
Max static -G's ~7
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <530 kph
Rudder <600 kph
Elevators <690 kph
Radiator >250 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 638 mph
Gear lmit 217 mph
Combat Flaps 342 mph
Max static +G's ~14
Max static -G's ~7
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <329 mph
Rudder <373 mph
Elevators <429 mph
Radiator >155 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is not controllable
Pitch is not controllable
has automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is not controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is not controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)