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VTOL | Rank 5 USA
AV-8A Harrier Pack
This page is about the American strike aircraft F-84F. For other versions, see F-84 (Family).
F-84F
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GarageImage F-84F.jpg
F-84F
AB RB SB
8.7 8.3 8.7
Research:170 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:550 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The F-84F is a rank V American strike aircraft with a battle rating of 8.7 (AB/SB) and 8.3 (RB). It was introduced in Update "Hot Tracks".

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Drogue parachute
Reduces braking distance when landing on any runway
Max speed
at 0 m1 102 km/h
Turn time28 s
Max altitude12 500 m
EngineWright J65-W-7
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight9 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 1,089 1,066 12500 29.9 31.2 31.1 29.2 3,000
Upgraded 1,111 1,102 26.3 28.0 45.5 38.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1187 417 533 515 417 ~11 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 630 < 600 < 650 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic Mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Wright J65-W-7 1 6,667 kg 279 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 9m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel
1,260 kg Axial-flow turbojet 7,177 kg 7,800 kg 8,367 kg 8,935 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 9m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel MTOW
Stationary 3,470 kgf N/A 0.48 0.44 0.41 0.39
Optimal 3,470 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.48 0.44 0.41 0.39

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural1 187 km/h
Gear417 km/h

The F-84F is quite sturdy but do not expect to take a lot of bullets, because most opponents have cannons which will destroy any aircraft in one burst.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 330 → 4 498 Sl icon.png
RB6 320 → 8 538 Sl icon.png
SB12 250 → 16 549 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications284 000 Rp icon.png
424 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 300 Ge icon.png
Crew training160 000 Sl icon.png
Experts550 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces830 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 240 / 380 % Sl icon.png
208 / 208 / 208 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
34 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
34 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
bmg50_belt_pack
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk81
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
FRC mk.2
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk82
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
bmg50_new_gun
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk83
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
Aero X-6A
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
34 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk84
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
34 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition1 800 rounds
Fire rate1 200 shots/min
Main article: M3 Browning (12.7 mm)

The F-84F is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

Number of setups8
List of setups
Setup 16 x HVAR rockets
6 x HVAR rockets
Setup 26 x HVAR rockets
6 x HVAR rockets
Setup 312 x HVAR rockets
12 x HVAR rockets
Setup 442 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 54 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 64 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 74 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 82 x 2000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bomb
Main articles: FFAR Mighty Mouse, HVAR

The F-84F can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 12 x HVAR rockets (inner pylons)
  • 12 x HVAR rockets (outer pylons)
  • 24 x HVAR rockets
  • 42 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 4 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 4 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 4 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (4,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs (4,000 lb total)

Usage in battles

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Radars

The F-84F is equipped with an AN/APG-30 rangefinding radar, located in the nose of the aircraft. It will automatically detect other planes within the scanning area and display the range to the closest target. It is linked with a gyro gunsight and can help with aiming at close range.

AN/APG-30 - Rangefinding radar
Maximum
Tracking
Range
Minimum
Tracking
Range
Azimuth Tracking
Angle
Elevation Tracking
Angle
2,750 m 300 m ±9° ±9°

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 4 nose-mounted .50 cals plus 2 near the side of the airframe making accurate shots possible.
  • 42 FFAR rockets making it great for pillbox hunting in Air Battles.
  • A lot of variety of choices for ground ordnance for ground RB.
  • Gains a fair bit of speed in a steep dive.
  • The two bombs in the middle drop independently.

Cons:

  • Turning is below average so don't expect to last long in a dogfight with any aircraft.
  • While turning, speed is bled a lot so maintain your speed or choose carefully on what turn you make.
  • Will commonly face air-to-air missiles, any of which it has difficulty evading.
  • Most jets will catch up to you due to the poor acceleration.
  • The .50 cals are underpowered for its rank.
  • The FFAR rockets are placed at the wing tips, this will result in less accuracy.

History

Devblog

In the late 1940's, the manufacturer 'Republic' sought to improve the performance of the F-84 in order to bring it closer in line with the F-86 Sabre. As a result, it developed a new variant of the Thunderjet, designated F-84F. The new aircraft featured, among other changes, a new swept wing and a more powerful engine than its predecessor. Although Republic initially intended the new aircraft to be an extensive modernization of the base F-84, possessing a high degree of part compatibility with preceding variants, in the end, only less than 20% of the parts were interchangeable, resulting in the F-84F Thunderstreak becoming its own independent design.

Following its maiden flight in the early 1950's, the F-84F was ordered into production. However, the USAF focus on strategic bombers at the time resulted in some critical component manufacturing processes being prioritized for bomber production, ultimately leading to a staggered production start of the new F-84F.

The Thunderstreak officially entered service with the USAF in 1954, but was quickly phased out of active service due to engine issues before being reactivated in the early 1960's as tensions between the two superpowers began to rise again. Ultimately, the F-84F kept flying under American colors well into the early 1970's before finally being retired as newer aircraft replaced the Thunderstreak in active service.

The F-84F was also widely exported to NATO members. Chiefly among them were Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Greece, China, the Netherlands as well as others. In total, well over 2,100 F-84F Thunderstreaks were built, with the Greek Air Force being the last to retire their F-84Fs in 1991.

Media

See also

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External links


Republic Aviation Corporation
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