The straight winged F-84 traces its lineage back to the heavyweight WWII P-47 Thunderbolt. Built as a fighter, the F-84 saw the majority of its wartime service in a bomber role. The first Thunderjets arrived in theatre in late 1950, replacing both the F-51 Mustang and the F-80C Shooting Star. The Thunderjet was among the most colorful aircraft to see action in Korea, and the book features many photos from the author's extensive private collection, as well as first hand accounts from the men who flew these machines. Specifications and a double-page cutaway complete the extensive appendices.