Armstrong, John William, Col

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1967-1967, 1115F, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
Service Years
1949 - 1967

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Casualty Info
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Casualty Date
Nov 09, 1967
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
29E 055

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 1950-1950, F-84 Thunderjet
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 F-84 Thunderjet Details

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Model Republic F-84F Thunderjet
Length 37.43 ft | 11.41 m
Width 36.42 ft | 11.10 m
Height 14.99 ft | 4.57 m
Engine(s) 1 x Wright J65-W-3 turbojet engine generating 7,220lbs of thrust.
Empty Weight 13,830 lbs | 6,273 kg
MTOW 28,001 lbs | 12,701 kg
Max Speed 695 mph | 1,118 km/h | 604 kts
Max Range 860 miles | 1,384 km
Ceiling 45,997 ft | 14,020 m | 8.7 miles
Climb Rate 7,400 ft/min (2,257 m/min)
Hardpoints 2
Armament 6 x 12.7mm machine guns
24 x 5in rockets

Up to 6,000lbs of external ordnance.
Accommodations 1

Major Variants

* XP-84 Thunderjet - First prototype model (1946); General Electric J35-GE-7 turbojet engine.
* XP-8A Thunderjet - Prototype (25 total); Allison J35-A-15
* P-84B Thunderjet - XP-8A porduction model.
* P-84C Thunderjet - Revised electrical system; J35-A-13C engine; Later redesignated as the F-84C.
* F-84 Thunderjet
* YF-84A Thunderjet - First swept-wing variant
* F-84D Thunderjet - J35-A-17D engine; Re-engineered landing gear system; thicker wing systems.
* F-84E Thunderjet - Post-Korean War model featuring improved system components; Enlarged cockpit; Lengthened fuselage.
* F-84G Thunderjet - J35-A-29 engine
* F-84F Thunderstreak - Swept wing; Wright J65-W-1 turbojet engine (later models with Wright J65-W-3 engines).
* RF-84F Thunderflash - Final development model of F-84 series; Reconnaissance variant with J65-W-7 engine.

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Last Updated: Aug 10, 2009
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  • Kittinger, Joseph William, Col, (1949-1978)
  • Murello, Anthony, A1C, (1950-1954)
  • Swick, George, Col, (1948-1977)
  • Trautman, Konrad Wigand, Col, (1944-1981)
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