F-84B-26 Thunderjet
Contents
General info
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
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
Nation | Mass (nominal) | Name | Caliber | Drag | Damage Rating |
Radius | Pen | Damage Rating |
Radius | Pen |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Bomb properties | High explosive | Fragmentation | ||||||||
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 | |
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 | |
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 | |
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 | |
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 | |
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 |
Aircraft Rockets
Nation | Mass | Name | Velocity | Caliber | Drag | Damage Rating |
Radius | Pen | Damage Rating |
Radius | Pen |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Rocket properties | High explosive | Fragmentation | |||||||||
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 | |
Japan |
60 kg | 60 kg | 340 m/s | 82 | 21.1 | 99.9 | 6 m | 60 mm | 0 | 15 m | 8 mm |
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 | |
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 | |
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
Engine
- Takeoff thrust: 1543.9 kgf (Stock), ____ kgf (Upgraded)
- Mass: 570 kg
- Takeoff thrust: 1528.9 kgf (Stock), ____ kgf (Upgraded)
- Mass: 570 kg
- Takeoff thrust: 1528.9 kgf (Stock), ____ kgf (Upgraded)
- Mass: 570 kg
Stats
- 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
- 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
- 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
Thrust graph
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
Horsepower graph | Sidebar | Thrust |
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F-84B-26 Thunderjet |
Nation | USA |
Type | Jet Fighter Attackers |
Fighting style | Ground Attack Boom & Zoom |
Metric✓ Imperial
Metric Imperial✓
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 |