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YP-84A-1-RE 45-58482
Photo via Tom Goetz

YP-84A 45-58482 with NACA Intake Ducts


Visitor Tom Goetz submitted photos of the first YP-84A 45-58482 fitted with NACA ducts. No other information has been located. If anyone has information about this modification, please email both Tom (see the Information Wanted page) and this website.

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Please note that I have many new photos and other information to add to this site, along with many changes and updates to make. I will make additions and changes "in bulk" off-line and add them as each major "batch" is complete. Because of the complexity of the site and the amount of additions and updates, there may be links temporarily broken.


What's New


20030917 -- Nose Weight for 1/48th -scale F-84 Models -- Review
20030828 -- F-84G 57 Photos -- Norm Taylor
20030828 -- F-84G ZELMAL -- Norm Taylor
20030827 -- F-84E Rocket Tests -- Norm Taylor
20030620 -- F-84G Illustration -- Steen Tidmand
20030620 -- 136th FBW Service at Taegu -- Don Putnam
20030620 -- C-47 Crash at 136th FBW Hanger, Itazuke -- Benton Markham
20030619 -- Tom Roussell Photo Pages
You Saw it Here First! -- 20020619 -- Hi-Decal Decals 1/48th 48-017 -- Review by Bruce Craig
20030612 -- Ton van der Zeeuw Photo Page
20030612 -- Willem Helfferich Photo Pages
20030612 -- Cor d Blij Photo Page
20030612 -- Several New Info Wanted Entries
20030612 -- Corrections and updates to Aerobatic Teams pages
20021009 -- F-84 Series Serial Numbers Table -- via David Menard
20021009 -- F-84 Series Model Numbers Table -- via David Menard
You Saw it Here First! -- 20020217 -- Revell F-84E 1/48th Kit 5494 -- Review by Bruce Craig
You Saw it Here First! -- 20020217 -- Skylancer Decals 1/48th CW-4802 -- Review by Bruce Craig
You Saw it Here First! -- 20020217 -- Skylancer Decals 1/48th CW-4803 -- Review by Bruce Craig
You Saw it Here First! -- 20020217 -- Skylancer Decals 1/48th SB-8402 -- Review by Bruce Craig
20011206 -- Thomas Goetz -- Information Wanted re YP-84A 45-59482 with NACA Intake Ducts
20011206 -- YP-84A 45-59482 with NACA Intake Ducts -- via Thomas Goetz
20011205 -- Marco Dijkshoorn -- F-84 Serial Numbers Info Needed
20011205 -- Pierluigi Castellani Photo Page -- Italian F-84s
20011205 -- Der Neustart - Luftwaffe -- via Jean Francois Laquieze
20011205 -- Italeri RF-84F Kit Update -- via Jean Francois Laquieze
20010903 -- Jimmy Robinson Lost During Operation Ivy, Mike Shot -- via Becky Miller
20010903 -- Operation Ivy, Mike Shot -- Marshall Islands Hydrogen Bomb Test
20010903 -- Becky Robinson Miller -- Information Wanted re F-84G Ejection Seat
20010903 -- Helmų Larsen -- Information Wanted re F-84G Thunderjets in Royal Danish AF Service
20010903 -- Brad Rutherford -- Information Wanted re Turner AFB
20010903 -- John Webster -- Information Wanted re F-84G Nuclear Weapon Pylon Details
20010718 -- Steven Dennis -- Information Wanted re F-84F Civil Registry N84JW
20010614 -- Bob Stephenson Photo Pages -- F-84F 52-6701
20010612 -- Bruce Craig Photo Pages -- F-84F 51-9432
20010612 -- Bruce Craig Photo Page -- F-84C 47-1595
20010416 -- Updated Aces Four F-84G Page -- via Filaos Dimitrios
20010415 -- Updated Service in Iran Page -- via Farhad Sepehbody
20010415 -- Updated Golden Crown F-84G Page -- via Farhad Sepehbody
20010328 -- Updated Thunderbirds F-84G Page -- via Earl Watkins
20010328 -- Updated Thunderbirds F-84F Page -- via Earl Watkins
20010326 -- New ZELMAL Page -- via Air & Space
20010320 -- Photos needed by Mais Alto on Dragoes Portuguise aerobatic team
20010309 -- Tamiya 48th F-84G Kit #61077, "Thunderbirds" Release -- Review
20010302 -- Laurent Vlieghe Photo Page
20010301 -- Burkhard Domke Photo Pages
20010225 -- Walter Fischer Photo Page
20010225 -- Diamond in the Sky -- Book Review by Walter Fischer
20010225 -- Decals Poland F-84G 1/48th Scale Decals 48001&2 -- Review
20010225 -- Udated and Corrected Page -- Michael Bradley Photo Page 1
20010127 -- Experts Choice RF-84F/K 1/48th Scale Decals 48-2 -- Review
20010122 -- Updated and Corrected Pages -- Jon Brunker Photos and Refueling Tests
20001206 -- Updated Several Aerobatic Team Pages -- via Masato Ota
20001202 -- Four New Luca Orsini Photos Pages (28 photos)
20001128 -- Monogram "Speedee-Bilt" F-84 Thunderjet Kit G10 -- Review
20001125 -- Fabien Santini's Display Bases -- Review
20001125 -- Allan Jeffery's Monogram F-84F Model
20001029 -- Updated Larry Westin Photos Page
20001029 -- Updated Thunderjet Engine Page
20001029 -- Updated Thunderstreak/Thunderflash Engine Page
20001028 -- Updated Joe Vincent Photo Pages
20001025 -- Vittorio De Santis Photos Page
20001025 -- Updated Michael Klaver Photos Pages
20001023 -- Larry Westin Photos Page
20001014 -- Bob Staaf Photos Page
20001013 -- Jon Brunker Photos Page
20001011 -- New Guido Van Roy Photos Page
20001010 -- Harold Offield Photo Page
20001010 -- Tauro Model F-84F 1/48th Scale Decals 48-504 -- Review
20001010 -- Tauro Model F-84F 1/48th Scale Decals 48-526 -- Review
20001010 -- Tauro Model RF-84F 1/48th Scale Decals 48-535 -- Review
20001008 -- Model Decal F-84F 1/72nd Scale Decals 72-43 -- Review
20001007 -- Bob Young Photo Page
20001002 -- Academy F-84E/G 1/72nd Scale Kit 1617 -- Review
20001002 -- AeroMaster F-84G 1/72nd Scale Kit 7202 -- Review
20001001 -- Tip Tow Model in 1/48th Scale
20000928 -- Four new Jim Cocks Photo Pages -- Taegu, Korea and Eglin AFB, Florida
20000926 -- Wing Masters Magazine No. 3 French F-84G decals -- Review
20000921 -- Paul van den Elsaker Photo Pages
20000921 -- Tamiya 48th F-84G Kit #61060F, French Release -- Review
20000920 -- 27th FEW Yearbook Photos, via Gerry Asher
20000920 -- How To: Bare Metal Finish Painting, by Bruce Craig
20000919 -- NATO Photos of Greek Air Force F-84s, via Marc Brouyere
20000912 -- F-84F Service in USSR, by Michael Klaver
20000912 -- More about Netherlands Aerobatic Teams, by Michael Klaver
20000910 -- Netherlands Aerobatic Teams, by Paul van den Elsaker
20000910 -- Updated Duncan Curtis Photo Pages -- China Lake, California
20000906 -- Two new Jim Cocks Photo Pages -- Shaw Field, S.C. and Itazuke, Japan
20000814 -- Updated Michael Bradley Photo Pages
20000814 -- Updated Joe Vincent Photo Pages
20000731 -- Jim Cocks Photo Pages
20000727 -- Werner Bergmans Photo Page
20000706 -- Updated several "Service" and "Photo" section pages
20000630 -- Updated Service in Belgium Page
20000630 -- Aircraft Wingtip Coupling Experiments, by C.E. Anderson, courtesy of SETP


A rememberance of those who served in Korea, and a happy birthday to my daughter

25 June 2000
One-half century ago today, North Korea invaded South Korea. That act started the Korean "police action," the "forgotten war." The F-84 Thunderjet was a significant player in Korea, not so much in a fighter-intercepter role as in a figher-bomber role. Because the F-84 was not particularly successful as an intercepter, it took a back seat to the F-86, which as the state-of-the-art fighter-intercepter in Korea, got the bulk of the headlines. Even at this time of the "50th Anniversary" of the Korean War, much more press is given to WWI, WWII, and Viet Nam than is given to Korea. So, notwithstanding other opinions that the F-80 was the "forgotten fighter," in fact, the F-84 is even more the "forgotten fighter" of the "forgotten war."

One-quarter century ago today, in one of those small coincidences of life, my youngest daughter was born. So, along with this rememberance of the men and women who fought in Korea -- one of my brothers among them -- I also wish my daughter a very happy birthday.


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