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Naval Fighters NFAF219

NFAF219
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Description:
Republic XF-84H Thunderscreech. The XF-84H was derived from the RF-84F as a supersonic propeller test vehicle driven by an afterburning Allison XT-40 turboprop engine. Two aircraft were built and briefly tested as noise produced by the propeller even at idle was too severe for safe ground crew activities. The sickening noise gave the aircraft its nickname "Thunderscreech". It was the 1st U.S. aircraft built with a Ram Air Turbine (RAT) which provided emergency electrical and hydraulic power in subsequent U.S. aircraft, but provided needed power for the XF-84H when landing. Another novel feature was a "take-off fin" or "vortex gate" aft of the cockpit to overcome the effects of the propeller torque. The flight program lasted from June 1955 until Octob
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Manufacturer:
Naval Fighters
Code Number:
NFAF219
Scale:
No Scale
Item type:
Aircraft books
Price:
£12.40
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Quantity In Stock:
In Stock 2
Availability:
This will usually be dispatched within 24/48 hours of receiving your order
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Department:
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