Aviation Photo #1578741 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - Untitled

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"Museum of Flight" For a number of years, this P-47D was a gate guardian at the La Paz, Bolivia airport. Doug Champlin later acquired the aircraft from Jim Cullen in 1976 and shipped it off to Dick Martin of Carlsbad, California for a complete rebuild. The latter was completed in 1981. The aircraft was restored in the markings of Colonel Robert Baseler's 325th Fighter Group aircraft (famous for their "checker tail" paint scheme). [Nikon D700 / AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm]
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    Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
    Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    Republic
    345
    NX14519
    42-8205
    Seattle - Boeing Field / King County International
    Washington
    USA
    August 31, 2009
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