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By looking at this P-47 Thunderbolt, you’d never expect it to be made in 1944. Nor would you expect it to have survived at least three crashes, two in 1980 and another in 1990.
Yet, “NX47DF” is still operational and airworthy to this day – while also being powered by its original Pratt & Whitney R-2800 radial engine and sporting its D-day stripes.
The pilot started the Thunderbolt’s engine at 1:30, filling the space with the beautiful sound of its historic engine.
Unfortunately, we don’t get to see the warbird take off, but there is a 4-second clip of it performing a low pass in the end.
That’s a work of art right there!