F-84E Thunderjet

F4E-?-RE -- FS-143 -- SN 50-1143
Photo: Fred Nickel

F-84E Auxiliary Fuel Tank Wing Mount Joint

Auxiliary fuel-tank mount on the F-84E at USAF Museum, Dayton, Ohio. The tank to wing join fairing is not installed, so the front mounting and sway-brace fixtures are visible, as is the wingtip navigation light. Contrary to some published statements that the Thunderjet was never flown without the fairing installed, in practice, the fairing was not used until the D-model, and there are photos showing E- and G-models flying without the fairings installed. Bruce Craig.

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