P-84B-1-RE -- PS-566 -- SN 45-59566
Photo by Fred Simonds
Nose gear of the F-84B at Planes of Fame. Notice that the early-style nose gear is absent the mechanical retraction collapse rod used on the D- and later model Thunderjets. Also, note the nose wheel style; this is the early "open spoke" wheel with the "wide" tire. The stainless steel intake ring shows up well. Bruce Craig.