FUN FACT!


The Virginia Air & Space Center has a real meteorite from Mars on display in the Space Gallery.
 
F-84 Thunderstreak



• 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
a pair of wings swept back.
• The horizontal and vertical surfaces were also swept back.
• Unfortunately, despite its name, the aircraft reached a top speed of
only 658 mph, far below Air Force requirements