Republic RF-84F Thunderflash "AZ-N"
Flyhistorisk Museum Sola on June 16, 2019. Royal Norwegian Air Force Republic RF-84F-26-RE Thunderflash "AZ-N" (USAF 51-17045). This aircraft was operated by No. 717 Squadron. It arrived at Sola AB together with two other RF-84F on June 26, 1956. All three were according to the museum delivered via Marseilles in France. It was allocated the 717 Squadron tactical code "T3-N" on arrival. 717 changed its code letter to AZ in 1962 and "T3-N" became "AZ-N". The squadron moved to Rygge AB in July 1961. "AZ-N" was permanetly grounded after a very hard landing - causing some structural damage - at Rygge on March 7, 1968. It was formally written off on May 29, 1970. "AZ-N" was after this placed in open storage at the base. It received a new coat of paint in the 1970s. "AZ-N" was transferred to Flyhistorisk Museum Sola in 1987.