Saturday, August 23, 2014

I'm not fat

I'm just big boned!

h/t tam


9 comments:

Bob said...

I'd like to see how a Brewster F2A fits inside the P-47.

Old NFO said...

And TOUGH bones too... Anything that can knock down a brick chimney and keep flying is pretty tough...

Angus McThag said...

The P-47D-25 was the fastest piston engine plane of WW2 despite its size.

And never forget that one of the highest scoring aces flew one.

Brad_in_MA said...

Gabby Gabreski !!!!!! Believe he score well in the F-86 over Korea too.

Unknown said...

Small wonder that the Spit pilots said that taking evasive action in a P-47 consisted of running about the fuselage!

John of the GMA

LCB said...

There's a movie about WW2 flight operatons in a Jug squardon. Can't remember the name. But there's a lot of color footage of P-47's, and they are BIG.

Unknown said...

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrn2af_p-47-thunderbolt-squadron-in-italy-in-1944_shortfilms

John of the GMA

Unknown said...

"Thunderbolt"

Geodkyt said...

Look at that poster i had a song go through my head.

"Jug, Jug, Jug, Jug da Jug, Jug da jug!" to the Imperial March from Star Wars.

Looks like you could mount Spitfires to the hardpoints and deploy them like AIM-7s. . .