FS Standard number for ANG F-84F's?

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FS Standard number for ANG F-84F's?

Joined: May 26th, 2008, 8:13 pm

February 14th, 2018, 2:54 pm #1

Looking for the above for the mid-1960's F-84F's assigned to ANG units. ADC grey? something else? Any FS number info would help. Thanks.
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February 14th, 2018, 3:24 pm #2

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February 14th, 2018, 8:46 pm #3

Looking for the above for the mid-1960's F-84F's assigned to ANG units. ADC grey? something else? Any FS number info would help. Thanks.
Mostly NMF/aluminized lacquer, and then SEA camo, but a few were painted in a light grey/ADC grey scheme.

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I saved this from an old post over at ARC:

The following have pictures of grey F-84Fs.
1. The old Aircam Aviation Series number 14. Republic F/RF-84F Thunderstreak/Thunderflash. p.? (12 or 15 TFW, same scheme as 12 TFW below)
2. Koku-fan FAOW # 61 F-84F/RF-84F series. I think.
3. Aerofax Minigraph 15, Republic F-84(Swept-wing Variants), . p. 4. (12 TFW)
4. Republic F-84 by David McLaren. p. 144. (Va ANG)

MacDill AFB with its more humid environment may be the reason that the 12th and 15th F-84s were painted grey. Or they may have also been ex USAFE F-84s painted for the same reason. The more benign environment in the Northeast and Midwest may have been the reason that the post 1963 ANG F-84s were usually seen in NM until they received the Viet Nam camo paint.

If you have access to Aerofax Minigraph 15, p. 4 shows a grey F-84F belonging to the 12TFW, based at MacDill AFB, circa 62/63. During the 61 Berlin Crisis, a number of ANG F-84F units were federalized and some went to Europe. The 12 TFW and 15 TFW were activated in Apr 62, with, I believe, assets gathered from activated F-84F units that remained in the US. The units that went to Europe became part of four 7+XXX wings. (XXX would be their parent ANG Group/Wing number) They were the 7122, 7131, 7108 and 7121 TFWs. The personnel and equipment remained as part of the 366 TFW in Aug. 62. Some personnel may have used to activate other wings.

The McLaren book, p. 85 show what is assumed to be a 366 TFW F-84F, (versus an ANG aircraft) but in natural metal.
The McLaren book, on p. 91 shows the pylon mounted 26974 in the markings of 407th SRW but in an inaccurate overall grey scheme at Malmstrom AFB.

The 12th and 15th TFW F-84s were very plain, just like their F-4Cs. Just the TAC badge to identify the aircraft. Colors were noted on the F-4s wing tank tips which may indicate wing or squadron.
Last edited by cdunton on February 14th, 2018, 8:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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February 14th, 2018, 9:08 pm #4

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The F-84 on the stand by the gate at Peoria ANGB was NMF. This was after all the others on the flight line were camo.

I didn't get in until 1966, and they were all camo except that one out there on the pole.

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February 15th, 2018, 3:47 am #5

Looking for the above for the mid-1960's F-84F's assigned to ANG units. ADC grey? something else? Any FS number info would help. Thanks.
Those F-84Fs do not look like NMF.




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