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Aircraft  The Company
Model Military Number Name
1935 SEV-1XP P-35  
1937 2PA AT-12 Guardsman
1941   P-47 Thunderbolt
1946   F-84 Thunderjet
1950   F-84F Thunderstreak
1955   F-105 Thunderchief

Republic is famous for its fighter aircraft, specifically the P-47 Thunderbolt of World War II, the F-84 Thunderjet and Thunderstreak of the early Cold War and the F-105 Thunderchief of  Vietnam fame.


1931: Russian émigré Major Alexander de Seversky establishes Sevesky Aircraft.

1939: After selling the 2PA fighter to Japan, the board of directors votes Seversky out of office and renames the company Republic Aviation.

1945-48: Franklin Engines is owned by Republic.

1965: Republic is acquired by Fairchild.


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