The Virginia Air & Space Center has a real meteorite from Mars on display
in the Space Gallery.
• The F-84 was modeled after
the popular swept-wing F-86 Sabre.
• Conceived in late 1949, a stadard F-84E fuselage
was mated to
of wings swept back.
• The horizontal and vertical surfaces were also swept
• Unfortunately, despite its name, the aircraft reached
a top speed of
only 658 mph, far below Air Force requirements