F-84 Service in Portugal


By Bruce Craig

Published information seems to differ about how many F-84s were in service with Portugal. McLaren states in his book, Republic F-84 that two groups of Thunderjets, fifty then sixty-nine, were shipped to Portugal starting in late 1952 and continuing into 1955. He also states these shipments, totaling 119 aircraft, were "supplemented by attrition replacements arriving from Holland ..." Later he states that in 1974 Portugal abandoned some of its F-84s in Mozambique and Guinea. Joćo M. Vidal indicates 125 aircraft serving from 1953 to 1973. This difference is not neccessarily a discrepancy, for the "attrition replacements" could account for the six aircraft difference.


Portugal F-84 Service Insignia




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F-84G Portugal 111

F-84G Portugal 115

F-84G Portugal 128




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F-84G Portugal 130 & 168

F-84G Portugal 130

F-84G Portugal 130




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F-84G Portugal 184

F-84G Portugal 168

F-84G Portugal 175




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F-84G Portugal 176

F-84G Portugal 177

F-84G Portugal 178




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Two F-84Gs taking off

F-84G Portugal 187

Row of F-84Gs in Portugal




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F-84G Portugal 144 Illustration

F-84G Portugal 178 Illustration

F-84G Portugal 185 Illustration




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F-84G Portugal 187 Illustration

F-84G Portugal 195 Illustration

F-84G Portugal 219 Illustration




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F-84G Portugal 128 Illustration

Photos by Joćo M. Vidal and from Mais Alto magazine.
Service Badge Artwork Courtesy of Joćo Vidal.
Graphics by Carlos Gomes and Fernando Moreira.
Courtesy of Joćo M. Vidal and Mais Alto magazine; used by permission.


Other Sites
See Home/Links/F-84 Specific page for link to Joćo Vidal's F-84 Page
See Home/Links/Publications page for link to Mais Alto Portuguese Aircraft Publication Site


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