Aviation Photo #2243989 Republic P-47D-16-RA Thunderbolt - Iran - Air Force

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IIAF received 60 P-47Ds under US military aid program by Autumn 1949. Its pilots were trained in West Germany. The Thunderbolts were based in Ghaleh Morghi airport with the Second fighter regiment. All of the Thunderbolts were ex-USAFE based in Italy.Except for their external fuel tanks,all of their weapons such as free fall bombs ,unguided rockets and so on were supplied by US.This photo is taken during an exercise in Doshan Tappeh.2-85 were later crashed in 1954 and its pilot killed.
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