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ID This Aircraft Picture

Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:50 am

This was posted on a Vintage Ford Mustang forum and they are all arguing between it being a P-51, P-47, or Hawker Sea Fury... Anyone out in the Davis Monthan AFB area know for sure?
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RE: ID This Aircraft Picture

Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:53 am

Definately not a P-51. My first guesses were a P-47, or "that brithish carrier thing", by which I hopefuly meant the sea fury. The wing shape and size (in addition to the fact its in formation with a F-15), make me say P-47/
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RE: ID This Aircraft Picture

Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:56 am

Like he said, don't listen to anyone who says it's a P-51. I'll vote for Sea Fury.
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RE: ID This Aircraft Picture

Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:59 am

I think it is definitely a Sea Fury, based on what appears to be a radial type engine, vs the liquid cooled P-51. I do not think it appears large enough to be a P-47.
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RE: ID This Aircraft Picture

Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:02 am

P-47 or Sea Fury.

I tend to lean toward it being a Fury based on the shape of the H-stab.

I think the P-47 had one that was a bit rounder in design.

Edit:upon further review I have no clue between the two. Don't most Sea Fury's have their wingtips clipped. This one appears to be fully rounded...ala P-47.

Actually if it where a photo-shoot opportunity, having a P-47 with an F-15 would make a hell of a lot more sense.

[Edited 2005-03-08 01:04:26]
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RE: ID This Aircraft Picture

Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:17 am

100% sure it's a P-47.i've seen 1 upclose at an airshow and enough footage on tv to say it's a jug nee's litterly a plane built around an engine biggrin 
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RE: ID This Aircraft Picture

Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:26 am

It's a P-47... it's gotta be. The little brown jug profile is the dead giveaway.
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RE: ID This Aircraft Picture

Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:45 am

That is a P-47, but I was in Tucson over the weekend and there were at least 2 P-51's flying around with the F-15, F-16, A-10, F-4 and also a MIG-15 which I only saw on Sunday. With low ceiling on Sunday the formation flights were also quite low.
Anyone know why this was happening? The big airshow at DM isn't until first weekend of April.
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RE: ID This Aircraft Picture

Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:05 pm

That is the P-47 Tarheel Hal N4747P from the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston TX. We had an aerobatic contest and a party in the hangar a few years ago. Heres me sittin in it. I climed in when no-one was lookin.

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