The Thunderjet experienced issues early on, but was perfected with the F-84G production model, the first single-seat fighter to carry a nuclear weapon. F-84 models were used during the Korean War, but were pulled from head-to-head action and transferred to ground strike operations because of its poor performance against the Soviet flown MiG-15 fighters.
This aircraft, s/n 45-59494, is painted and marked in the scheme of the Thunderbirds, the U. S. Air Force's flight demonstration team. While this model was not the same used by the team, the F-84G and F-84F Thunderflash fighters were employed instead. During its flight history, the aircraft seen here was only stationed at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida and the Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois.
Location. 36° 26.209′ N, 89° 4.254′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crawler - Transporter (here, next to this marker); Stem Landing (a few steps from this marker); F11F-1 Tiger (a few steps from this marker); UH-1B Iroquois (a few steps from this marker); Geodesic Dome (a few steps from this marker); Titan 1 Launch Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Engineering the Dome (within shouting distance of this marker); LR91-AJ -3 Engine (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
Categories. • Air & Space • Exploration • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.