Why the XF-84H Thunderscreech Was Such a Terrible Plane

Why the XF-84H Thunderscreech Was Such a Terrible Plane
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The XF-84H Thunderscreech was a last-ditch attempt to find a use for propeller-driven aircraft engines. The Thunderscreech was so powerful, its propellers permanently turned at greater than Mach 1. The shockwave created by the propellers was enough to knock people to the ground and give others seizures, and it could be heard more than 20 miles away. In the early days of the jet era, one fighter stood head and shoulders above the rest … as the worst American fighter of the Cold War. The Republic XF-84H Thunderscreech was a well-intentioned effort to combine the best attributes of propeller- […]

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