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F-84B-26 Thunderjet
General characteristics
1 personCrew
8.9 tTake-off weight
5.20 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
12 500 mCeiling
Allison J35-A-15Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1044.75 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
6 x 12.7 mm M3 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
1 800 roundsAmmunition
1 200 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x HVAR rockets
2 x HVAR rockets
Setup 1
4 x HVAR rockets
4 x HVAR rockets
Setup 2
2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
4 x HVAR rockets
4 x HVAR rockets
Setup 3
2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
4 x HVAR rockets
4 x HVAR rockets
Setup 4
2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
4 x HVAR rockets
4 x HVAR rockets
Setup 5
2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb
4 x HVAR rockets
4 x HVAR rockets
Setup 6
2 x Tiny Tim rockets
4 x HVAR rockets
4 x HVAR rockets
Setup 7
2 x Tiny Tim rocketsSetup 8
2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombSetup 9
2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 10
2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombSetup 11
2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombSetup 12
92 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
370 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 300 / 5 753/10 500 / 14 049/4 950 / 6 623Repair
110 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
370 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 700 Ge icon.pngAces
196 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
310 % Sl icon.png270 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the aircraft F-84B-26. For other uses, see F-84 (Family).


GarageImage F-84B-26.jpg

The F-84B-26 Thunderjet is a Rank V American jet fighter with a battle rating of 6.7 (AB), 7.3 (RB), and 8.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.39.

General info

Flight Performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
924 890 12 500 32.2 33.8 17.5 17.5 1500
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
960 948 12 500 30.2 31.0 27.3 22 1500


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
1044.75 320 550 ~11 ~4.5
Optimal velocities
< 530 < 600 < 690 > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
0 m 1620 kgf No WEP

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.


Offensive armament

Main article: Browning M3 (12.7 mm)

The F-84B-26 uses 6 x high velocity .50 calibre machine guns. Default ammunition belts are recommended as they pack a good punch. Due to the nature of .50 calibre rounds, you will need a 1-2 second shot burst to down an enemy aircraft.

Suspended armament

Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.

Usage in battles

The F-84B-26 can be used in two different ways to maximize efficiency:

  1. Boom and Run: Due to the F-84's good top speed, a good way to fight an enemy is to get up to a higher altitude and dive towards the enemy aircraft, then shoot and extend to stay out of weapons range. Once you extend, re-position yourself and repeat.
  1. Slice and Dice: Stick low and gain speed (preferably above 800 km/h), once the bowl forms (bowl is when a cluster of enemy planes form into one area) cut through the bowl selecting one target plane and take a shot followed by extending and repositioning.

Enemy worth noting- every single plane which is faster than you. A slow F-84 is a dead 84, stay fast.


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

Pros and cons


  • Sufficient amount of ammo
  • Excellent top speed in a straight line
  • Decent acceleration leveled
  • Above average roll rate at higher speeds


  • Terrible turn rate
  • Lose a lot of speed in turns
  • Need a solid 1-2 second burst to down an enemy
  • Engine suffers greatly at high altitudes


Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === Encyclopedia Info ===, also if applicable).


Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.

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F-80  F-80A-5 · F-80C-10
F-84  F-84B-26 · F-84G-21-RE
F-86  F-86A-5 · F-86F-25 · F-86F-2 · F-86F-35
F-89  F-89B · F-89D
F9F  F9F-2 · F9F-5 · F9F-8
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