F-84 Thunderflash (multiple)

I photographed these RF-84 Thunderflash examples at the Pima Air Museum and the NMoUSAF.

Like its stablemate, the F-84F Thunderstreak the Thunderflash was a swept-wing version of the F-84 Thunderjet. The air intakes were moved to the wing root rather than in the nose but the loss in power due to reduced intake made the Thunderflash less effective as a fighter, but good in the photo-reconnaissance role.

RF-84F Thunderflash 51-1944

Pima Air Museum 2017

RF-84K Thunderflash 52-7259

NMoUSAF 2018