The back of the postcard reads: REPUBLIC'S F-84F Thunderstreak fighter-bomber. Armed with six .50 caliber guns and more than 6,000 pounds of external armament. Carries nuclear weapons. Powered by J-65 turbojet engine with 7,200 pounds of thrust. Speeds over 650 mph.
In 1994 the abandoned Republic Aviation Corporation plant was demolished. It looked nothing like it did below, circa 1953. Top photo from the collection of Guy LaMotta. I feel very bad about it, like the place has been desecrated. I spent a
This seaplane was owned by Ray Profitt, of Ray Profitt Seaplane Base. The photograph was taken by Everitt J. Hehn Insurance, of 51 Main Street in Port Washington, in July 1949. If you're interested in learning more about this aircraft check
Responding to a high volume of orders from the US government, the Republic Aviation Corporation opened a plant in Port Washington in 1951 to manufacture wings for its F84F Thunderstreak and RF-84F and F-105 jet fighter bombers. Employing over 3,000