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Fairchild-Republic Thunderbolt 2 (N81980)
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Fairchild-Republic Thunderbolt 2 (N81980)



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Robin Rebhan
My favorite war plane! So ugly you have to love it!
I don’t think these are ugly at all.
David Hasse
Hadn't realized until this view that it's another aircraft you can have enough damage where getting the gear down is impossible yet you can land without having to scrap the airplane, similar to the B-17 and the C-47 though in those you need to replace the props. Great photo, great plane.
Always interesting!
Tim Danaher
What a work horse
Steven Butcher
The Warthog will always be one of my favs.
Eric Bowden
serge LOTH
Fantastic airplane... it still have years ahead before getting a successor.
Tomer Ariav
There is no successor for exceptionally good planes. They may be better but generally are worse.
Bob Edwards
I wish we would have had these in Nam. Although the A-1 wasn't bad.
Earl Kramer
You can land gear up and not have to replace the props in a C47, if you do it exactly right. But I still would have traded.my AC47 for this machine when I was working targets in Nam.
Jim Costello
at the Lord’s table God takes ugly and makes beautiful.
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