Republic F-84F Thunderstreak ‘26541’

  • Description

    c/n unknown Full US military serial 52-6541. Built 1954, transferred to the Hellenic Air Force in 1958 and finally retired by 1983. A rare type in the UK, the ‘Streak’ is on display at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museums (NELSAM), Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, UK. 11th September 2017. The following history for ‘26541’ is from the very informative NELSAM website:- “Our F-84F was delivered to the USAF as 52-6541 on 23rd August 1954. It served with the following units :- •September 1954 - Mobile Air Material Area (MAML), Alabama •October 1954 - Ribatejo, Portugal for contract modification •April 1955 - Returned to MAML •April 1956 - 401st Fighter-Bomber Group (Tactical Air Force), England AFB, Louisiana •June 1956 - 366th Fighter-Bomber Group (Tactical Air Force), England AFB, Louisiana •January 1957 - Returned to Republic for modifications •April 1957 - 401st Fighter-Bomber Group (Tactical Air Force), England AFB, Louisiana •June 1957 - 366th Fighter-Bomber Group (Tactical Air Force), England AFB, Louisiana •November 1957 - Short term storage at MAML •March 1958 - Transferred to Warner-Robbins AML and withdrawn from use. Assigned to Mutual Defence Aid Pact (MDAP) and allocated to the Greek Air Force as 26541 •April 1958 - 340th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (Greek AF) •August 1975 - 344th Fighter-Bomber Squadron •August 1983 - Stored at Elefsis AFB near Athens •June 1986 - Allocated to NEAM in a deal involving both US and Greek governments (along with our F-86D Sabre) and moved by road to Sunderland. NOTE : In 1996 the remaining F84F's in storage in Greece were finally scrapped under the terms of the CFE treaty agreement as they were still considered to be a threat to world peace!”
  • Owner

    Hawkeye UK
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Attribution-ShareAlike License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 7 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2017-09-11T16:13:25
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