FICON RF-84K TESTS

After the initial FIgher CONveyer (FICON) testing with the YRF-84K, 25 "production" RF-84F Thunderflash aircraft were converted to RF-84K specifications for operational use with the GRB-36D Peacemakers. According to some published reports, these 25 RF-84K aircraft were based at Larson AFB, and the GRB-36D aircraft operating out of Fairchild AFB, both bases adjacent to each other near Spokane, Washington. Other reports, however, indicate this combination was never operational. At this time, I do not know how much faith to put in the various reports. Any proof one way or the other would be appreciated.


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Right front view of RF-84K at Planes of Fame, Chino. Photo by Bruce Craig.

Left front view of RF-84K at Planes of Fame, Chino. Photo by Bruce Craig.

Right front view of RF-84K at Edwards AFB. AFFTC/HO Photo.



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Right side, RF-84K 51-1847. Photo by Gregory S. Spahr.

Right front, RF-84K 52-7259. Photo by Gregory S. Spahr.


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