Republic P-47 Thunderbolt colours

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  1. Snautzer01

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    RAF (Thunderbolt Mark I)

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    That picture is a great example of how patchy even a freshly applied paint scheme can look.
     
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    #5 stona, Oct 27, 2014
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    I think that photograph was taken in 1944 at the A&AEE, Boscombe Down, in which case it certainly isn't freshly applied paint. It might be one taken slightly earlier at Heston as this one was.

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    did the brits ever use them on operations in Europe?
     
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    No. They acquired more than 800 P-47s of various types but operated them principally in the Far East. The P-47 replaced the trusty old Hurricane Mk IIc on many squadrons, from memory about 12-15 squadrons eventually operated the Thunderbolt, but someone might want to check that.
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    Good shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
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