Republic Aviation P47 Thunderbolt Photograph
1940s fighter plane seen at former RAF Westhampnett airfield
This is one of 170+ images of classic aircraft and cars that I took at the September 2004 Circuit Revival meeting at Goodwood, in Sussex, which during WW2 was an operational RAF airfield. Postwar the perimeter track was used for motor racing, and the Goodwood circuit was born.
The restored Republic Aviation aeroplane on this page was photographed over the 3 day Revival weekend at Goodwood, which always has a large vintage aircraft contingent supporting the historic racing. This silver P47 Thunderbolt is a fighter plane of the type often seen at aerodromes and airfields years ago.
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The picture shown here is of a silver P47 Thunderbolt (photo #163 in this set of photographs taken at the 2004 Revival). You can read more about the event here: Goodwood review.
Further notes on P47 Thunderbolt built by Republic Aviation in the 1940s era:
The Thunderbolt (Jug as it was known) comes into land on the grass airstrip.