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THUNDERBOLT/45-49346


Under restoration in 1994 (1995, 97 and 99 below).

    1995 1997 1999  

Serial #: 45-49346
Construction #:
  399-55885
Civil Registration:
  N3152D
  Model(s):
  P-47D Thunderbolt
Name: None
Status: Displayed
Last info: 2002

History:
Delivered to Brazilian AF as F-47/4191.
- BOC: September 10, 1953.
- SOC: 1967.
- Displayed in park, Sao Paulo City as 4191/C3, 1968-1975.
- Damaged by student riots, Sao Paulo, 1969.
FAB Academy, Pirassununga AB, 1987.
- Displayed as 4226762/Ca (later 4194/C1).
Museu Aerospacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Rio, 1988.
Airplane Sales International, Santa Monica (later Beverly Hills), CA, 1988-1990.
- Arrived dismantled from Brazil to Chino, CA, September 1988.
- One of four airframes acquired.
Yankee Air Corps, Chino, CA, September 13, 1991-1992.
- Registered as N3152D.
Charles F. Nichols/Yanks Air Museum, Chino, CA, 1992-2002.
- Restored, Chino, CA, 1993-1996.
- Displayed as USAAF/549346.

Unconfirmed report says this aircraft is no longer there as of May 2002.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Federal Aviation Administration, www.faa.gov, Washington D.C., 2002.
Yanks Air Museum, www.yanksair.com, 2002.
Photo Source(s):
Tony Andrews

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