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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

F-84F “Thunderstreak”

 
 
F-84F Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2008
1. F-84F Marker
Inscription. Manufactured by Republic Aircraft Corp
Specifications:
Span: 33ft 7in Length: 43ft 5in
Height: 15ft 0in Weight: 27,000lbs max

Armament:
Six .50 caliber machine-guns
Carried an arrangement of ordinance:
32x 5in rockets 6,000lbs of bombs
2x 11.5in / 16x 5in / 24x 5in rockets
2 each 1000lb bombs and 18x 5in rockets

Engine: One Wright J65-W-3 with 7,200lbs of thrust

Performance:
Max speed: 685mph Cruising speed: 535mph
Range: 1,000miles Service ceiling: 44,450ft
Extended range: 1,900miles using two external fuel stations

Flown by the 121st TFW: 1957-1962
Active duty tour: Oct 1961 - Aug 1962
 
Erected by Ohio Air National Guard.
 
Location. 39° 48.896′ N, 82° 56.81′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Rickenbacker Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in aircraft static display park just inside main gate of Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base (off Second Street), at Rickenbacker International Airport. Access is restricted due to location on a military base. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles
F-84F and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2008
2. F-84F and Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A-7D "Corsair II" (a few steps from this marker); F-100D "Super Sabre" (a few steps from this marker); Captain Eddie Rickenbacker (approx. half a mile away); Tuskegee Airmen (approx. half a mile away); Historic Lockbourne (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ohio-Erie Canal and Locks / The Columbus Feeder Canal (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lockbourne Veterans' Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Groveport Veterans' Park (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & SpaceMilitary
 
F-84F "Thunderstreak" image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2008
3. F-84F "Thunderstreak"
F-100D, A-7D, and F-84F image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2008
4. F-100D, A-7D, and F-84F
Rickenbacker Air Force Base marker at base of flagpole.
Rickenbacker Air Force Base Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2008
5. Rickenbacker Air Force Base Marker
Lockbourne Air Force Base renamed after death of Columbus native and World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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