F-84G Thunderjet – Turbojet Fighter-Bomber

Brickmania
$460.00
Current Stock:
5
SKU:
BKM1098
Availability:
Ships in 1-3 business days
Weight:
3.11 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Jonah Padberg
Piece Count:
681 LEGO® Elements
Minifigs:
1
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

About the F-84G Thunderjet – Turbojet Fighter-Bomber:

First flying in February of 1946, the F-84 Thunderjet was the United States’ second mass produced jet fighter. Initial batches of the Thunderjet faced structural and weight issues, as well as supply chain disruptions involving engine components. Even with these early struggles, the F-84 was a promising fighter that offered long-range protection for America’s bombers.

By the time the United States entered open warfare with North Korea, the F-84 had been upgraded to the “G” variant, fixing the previous issues. Powered by an Allison J35-A-29 jet propulsion engine that pushed over 4,900 lbs. of thrust, the F-84G could reach speeds of 620 mph. For armament, the jet fighter was equipped with six .50 caliber Browning machine guns. To offer a more powerful punch, eight 5-inch rockets or a bomb load of 2,000 lbs. could be used in close air support of ground forces.

Early in the Korean War, the Thunderjet flew as bomber protection, keeping B-29 Superfortresses safe. Tactical strategy quickly changed, as did the Thunderjet’s mission. The F-84G was used as close air support for ground troops and as a daytime interdiction strike aircraft. Its primary targets included enemy railroads, dams, bridges, supply depots, and troop formations. By 1953, production of the straight-wing F-84s ceased, though slant-wing models continued to be built. In total, 4,450 were produced, with many seeing service in other nations.

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Specifications:

Crew: 1
Power plant: 1x turbojet engine, 5,560 lb thrust
Maximum speed: 622 mph (1,001 km/h, 541 kn)
Combat range: 1,000 mi (1,600 km, 870 mi)

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

Sleek and formidable as the real thing, this kit features retractable landing gear and a sliding canopy for the included pilot minifig. Brick built ordinance are deployable from hardpoints underneath. Perfect for your collection or desk defense squadron.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Jonah Padberg
681 LEGO® elements
1x custom minifig
Additional custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate skill level (4–6 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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