MiG Alley MiG Alley MiG Alley
Exhibit - MiG Alley

F84 ThunderJet

The F84 ThunderJet often ran out of runway in the hot Korean weather and was known as the "Groundhog" because of this reluctance to become airborne. I noticed fairly quickly in MiG Alley that on take-off it is important to keep the flaps down until the speed has built up and to keep the climb out fairly shallow.

Other fliers have reported that a "flaps up" setting is best for takeoff, with a very shallow climb out... barely clearing the treetops at about 2 degrees climb angle.

Bombs dropped, this F-84 is ready for some air action.
Bombs dropped, this F-84 is ready for some air action.

Ooops..... that's damaged goods! Going down.... ready to bail out.
Ooops...
that's damaged goods!
Turning and burning in the ThunderJet
Bombs and two wingtip fuel tanks Trailing smoke


These screenshots were taken on a Pentium 233MMX using a Creative 3D Blaster Banshee graphics card.
These screenshots were taken on a
Pentium 4 3.0GHz using a ATI Radeon 9600 XT graphics card.


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Virtual cockpit


External view - clean


External view - dirty