Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Uncrating and Field Assembly of a P-47

This takes a while but is a neat video. On a side note I have a VCR tape of the original B24 training film.  That's another long slow but very interesting film.


Save this one for a rainy day viewing (40 minutes).

This truly remarkable step-by-step training film shows how a ground support crew of fifty men could assemble a P-47 fighter in a farm field using nothing more than muscle, unpowered hand tools, and pieces of the shipping crate it came in. We're talking nothing more than hammers, wrenches and bicycle pumps. You'll get a unique look at the inner workings of the Big Jug as it is bolted together. Then a pilot jumps in and flies it away! A must see for P-47 fans and shade tree mechanics alike.

   

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