- Code Number:
48-8656, YP-84A Thunderjet, Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul, Illinois
- This aircraft was manufactured by Republic Aviation, Farmingdale, NY and delivered to the USAAF on 15 April 1947.
April 1947 To 611th AAF Base Unit (Air Proving Command) Eglin AAFB, FL
December 1947 To 605th AF Base Unit (APGC) Eglin AAFB, FL
July 1948 To 320th Proof Test Squadron (APGC) Eglin AFB (to YF-84A
October 1948 To 3345th Technical Training Wing (Air Training Command) Chanute AFB, IL
July 1949 To ground instructional airframe and dropped from inventory.
1969 Renumbered 488656 by the Air Force.
Average Cost: $212,000
Crew: 1 Pilot
Wingspan: 33 feet 7 1/4 in.
Length: 43 feet 4 3/4 in
Height: 14 feet 5 in
Weight: 15,227 lbs.
Engine: 1x Allison J35-A-15 turbojets
Speed: Cruise 535 MPH, Max: 695 MPH
Service Ceiling: 43,420 feet
Range: 1,900 miles
Armament: 6x .50 .cal machine guns; 6,000 lb payload
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