Thunderbolt photos

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  1. SloDown

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    4 jugs in one place? Exciting! That's got to be one of my favorite American aircraft. Sleek, beautiful, lines.
     
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    Love the shots, thanks for postin...
     
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    Jeezuz
    look at the size of it, compared to that marshal out front

    Lots of complimentary words I would use to describe the Jug, I'm not sure 'sleek' would be one of them...

    Nightwitch is an interesting choice of handle, have you read the book? It's in my pile...
     
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    Beautiful machine.:D
     
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    Great shots! That four-ship must have been something to see - and hear!
     
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    Great images. ThankĀ“s
     
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    That is great collection of photo's there !.

    The Jug is pretty impressive bit of kit, but then it does weigh in at 7 tons. When the 'other side' first came across the Jug, they thought they could do their usual trick and roll inverted and dive away if things got out of hand.

    Only problem was.....nothing, but nothing, outdived the Jug when the dude in the hot seat firewalled the loud lever and dropped the nose....as many opposing fighters found out too late.

    Got any more shots ?
     
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    Well, I just think it's sleek and sexy compared to ugly planes like the P-51 and the Spitfire, that's all.

    As for the book, I don't know which you're referring to. I take my handle from the Nachthexen, the Russian women pilots of the 588th NBAP.
     
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    Well
    I guess it's in the eye of the beholder... :)

    The book in question is indeed

    Night Witches
    The Untold Story of Soviet Women in Combat
    Bruce Myles
    ISBN: 0 89141 125 9

    It's quite an oldie, I picked it up in a second-hand bookstore and stamped across the forward edges of the pages of the book (when closed) is:-

    Station Library
    US Naval Security Group Activity
    FPO New York 09518

    so it came a long way just to land in my to-read pile...
     
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    Yeah, that one's not bad. If you look on my Pe-2 picture thread you'll see a couple of better ones.
     
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    Great shots, SloDown!

    The jug just looked like a whole lot of trouble in one spot! Nightwitch does have a point, it was a good looking machine :thumbright:

    Thanks for posting the photos!
     
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    Very nice... I'd love to hear the rumble of 4 Bolts. Thanks for posting.

    I've always thought the one with the orange tail "tar heel hal" was ugly. I dont care that it is historically accurate. It was ugly then too! It looks looks about as fearsome as a P-26...

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    Nice shots thanks for sharing.
     
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    i could use these as a siggy if i ever change it
     
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    Great shots, SlowDown! I hope to see a D model (or few) at a future airshow. Here's the only decent P-47 pic I have, of the older "razorback" version.

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    Best,

    Michael
     
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    Sadly, nobody makes a kit for a 75% scale replica.
     
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    I'm afraid this is just a static example of P-47 Thunderbolt on display in Aeronautical museum in Belgrade (Serbia). But still.... its a Jug. 8)
     

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    Cool shots guys. The Jug is my favorite fighter of all time.:thumbright:
     
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