Republic P-47G Thunderbolt

@ Chino Airport, Chino, CA

May 2013

It is not very common to see Thunderbolts take to the air, unless you’re attending the famous Planes of Fame airshow.  Although this Thunderbolt wears the paint scheme and markings of 56th Fighter Group ace Walker M. “Bud” Mahurin, in reality this aircraft spent its wartime years in fighter training roles here in the States.  It was acquired by Ed Maloney in 1952 for his envisioned museum collection.  First flown in 1941, more than 15,600 aircraft were produced, serving in active duty until 1953.  Nikon D7000 w/70-200 mm, processed with Aperture.

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