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Republic Aviation F-84F Thunderstreak and RF-84F Thunderflash

Republic Aviation F-84F Thunderstreak and RF-84F Thunderflash Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review December 2023 Title Republic Aviation F-84F Thunderstreak and RF-84F Thunderflash
Author Samuel Prétat Publisher Editions Minimonde 76
Published 2023 ISBN 978-2-9541818-6-8
Format 130 pages, softbound MSRP (Euro) 25.00€

Review

Tackling Special Hobby’s new 1:72-scale F-84F? How about Hobbyboss’ 1:48 Thunderstreak? Or Monogram’s venerable classic to the same scale?

You need this compact, all-English chronicle.

Including covers, RepublicAviation F-84F Thunderstreak & RF-84F Thunderflash from French publisher Editions Minimonde76 recaps the colorful combatants in seven informative chapters over 130 pages:

  • Design & Development
  • Reconnaissance Variant
  • FiCon & Tom-Tom Parasites
  • International Operators
  • 1956 Suez Combat
  • Tech-Manual Extracts
  • Colors & Markings

Text charts international Thunderstreak & Thunderflash service in eleven air forces over roughly two decades from the mid-1950s. And that means lots of colorful modeling possibilities.

Author Samuel Prétat’s lavishly illustrated effort includes 140 color & B&W photos from official archives and personal collections, 19 color profiles, several dozen tech-manual excerpts, and – just for fun – one cartoon.

Lots of eye candy here. And the compact, landscape format volume makes it “workbench-friendly”.

Strongly recommended.

With thanks to Minimonde76 Publishing for the review copy!