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Great Museum hope to come again soon. Restoration hanger a lot of fun. ...

Aidan Simmons

I was recently at the Museum for the reunion of the Douglas Aircraft Flight Test group. Had a tour with Knobby Walsh...great tour Knobby...after 17...

Dick Roberts

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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

The largest and heaviest single seat fighter ever built and the fastest fighter in WWII.  The Thunderbolt reached speeds of 504 mph at 34,000 feet in level flight and consumed an astonishing 330 gallons of fuel per hour.  

The P-47 was designed by WWI ace Alexander Kartveli to combat jets and the V-1 rocket.   With speed, altitude and range the “Jug” was responsible for more victories than any other aircraft in WWII. 

In the first six months of 1945, the P-47 dropped an average of 541 tons of bombs daily.  

Bodyguard to the bombers of the European Theater, the P-47 gave the Allies air superiority.

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