F-84F "Over the Shoulder" Illustration


Photo: Courtesy of Bob Young

F-84F Over the Shoulder Illustration

This illustration depicts the unusual method developed to enable the F-84F to deliver a nuclear warhead by "tossing" the "Shape" from the Thunderstreak high into the air as the plane was slightly past vertical into a loop. This toss would enable the F-84F to complete the loop and exit the area before the bomb descended to detonate.


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