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THUNDERBOLT/45-49130



Serial #: 45-49130
Construction #:
  399-55669
Civil Registration:
  N9246W
  Model(s):
  P-47D Thunderbolt
Name: None
Status: Restoration
Last info: 2004

History:
Delivered to Brazilian AF as F-47/4181.
- BOC: September 10, 1953.
- Instructional Airframe, Pinto Martins AB, Fortaleza, June 6, 1957.
- Displayed, Pinto Martins AB, Fortaleza, 1970-1987.
Museu Aerospecial, Campo dos fonsos, Rio, 1988.
Airplane Sales International, Santa Monica (later Beverly Hills), CA, 1988-1996.
- Arrived dismantled from Brazil to Chino, CA, September 1988.
- One of four airframes acquired.
- Registered as N9246W, September 1995.
- Stored, Santa Monica, CA, 1990-1996.
Neal Melton, Luttrell, TN, October 2, 1996-2004.
- Trucked from Santa Monica to Rialto, CA, June 13, 1996.
- Under restoration to airworthy, 1996-2004.

Source(s):
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
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