Restored WWII Republic P-47 Thunderbolt “Razorback” Fighter Flight Demo!
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Over the years, we’ve seen some of the rarest pieces of American history – historic warbirds, fly again.
This video features a flight demo of a WWII Republic P-47 “Razorback” Thunderbolt that was restored to its former glory. It’s a short flight demo at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, California.
It’s worth noting that this particular aircraft is a “G” model, and one of the 354 planes built under license by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. It features a 2,000-horsepower Pratt & Whitney R-2800, 18-cylinder engine, and there’s quite nothing like the sound of a big radial engine.
This one’s a best of an airplane! For us, this has got to be one of the underestimated fighters during World War II.