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THUNDERBOLT/42-8205



   

Serial #: 42-8205
Construction #: ??
Civil Registration:
  NC75640
  N14519
  Model(s):
  P-47D-2-RE Thunderbolt
Name: Big Stud/88
Status: Displayed
Last info: 2014

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 42-8205, 19??.
Texas Railway & Equipment Co, Houston, TX, 1949.
- Registered as NC75640.
Delivered to FA Boliviana as FAB ??, October 1949.
- Delivered from Clinton AFB, OK to Washington DC, October 5, 1949.
- Ferried to La Paz, October 1949.
- Never operational.
- Gate guard as FAB 007, La Paz-El Alto AB
Jim Cullen/Westair International Inc, Monument, CO, July 1973.
- Recovered from La Paz.
Westair International, Monument, CA, December 1973-1976.
- Registered as N14519.
Doug Champlin/Windward Aviation, Enid, OK, February 1976-1981.
- Rebuilt Carlsbad, CA, 1976-1981.
- First flight 1981.
Champlin Fighter Museum, Mesa, AZ, May 1981-2000.
- Displayed as Big Stud/88.
- Maintained in airworthy condition.
Museum Of Flight, Seattle, WA, November 2000-2014.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Photo Source(s):
Chuck Gardner.
Mike Henniger.


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