Here’s another one. The F84G Thunderjet.

March 16, 2023 · in Aviation · · 12 · 0.7K
This article is part of a series:
  1. My first post, the RNLAF (KLU) F-104G Starfighter
  2. Here’s another one. The F84G Thunderjet.
  3. A 3rd RNLAF fighter I want to show you.
  4. The RNLAF Northrop NF-5A Freedom Fighter
  5. The North American F-86K(aasjager) of the RNLAF (1956-1964)
  6. RNLAF Spitfire Mk. IX 1/48
  7. RNLAF Noorduyn AT-16 Harvard IIB
  8. The Fokker D.XXI of LVA
  9. The RNLAF F-86F Thunderstreak
  10. F-16A MLU RNLAF 322nd Squadron "Polly Grey" 60th anniversary 2003
  11. Brewster B-339 of ML-KNIL Ve Vliegtuiggroep 2e Afdeling (Tamiya 61094 1/48)

Because of the warm welcome I thought it would be nice to do another post today.
Hope you like this old 50's jet.
This warbird flew with from 1952 until 1956.
It was quite rudimentary and notorious because of its unreliability, nearly 30 percent of the fighters crashed because of accidents (btw also caused by lack of experience of the pilots with flying jets).
Together with the Gloster Meteor which entered service in 1948, the Thunderjet brought the jet age to the RNLAF.

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12 responses

  1. Another beautiful build, Aldred!

  2. This one is a beauty as well, Alfred @alfred
    Great detailing on the interior. Also nice to see the warning description in Dutch at the side of the cockpit.

  3. Again, nice work.

  4. Nicely done Alfred.

  5. These early jets are my favourites, this one looks great, and the figure adds another dimension.

  6. Another nice one! Love the old jets, and it looks good in the RNLAF scheme and markings.

  7. Much appreciated, Greg.

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