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THUNDERBOLT/45-90460



         


         

Serial #: 44-90460
Construction #:
  399-55605
Civil Registration:
  N9246B
  Model(s):
  P-47D Thunderbolt
Name: Hun Hunter XVI
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002

History:
Delivered to Brazilian AF as F-47 4175.
- BOC: October 30, 1953.
- SOC: March 17, 1958.
- Retired and stripped for parts.
- Displayed as 226450/A1, Recife AB, Brazil, 1970-1987.
Museu Aerospacial, Campo dos Afoncos, Rio, 1987-1988.
Airplane Sales International, Santa Monica, CA, 1988.
- Arrived dismantled, Chino, CA from Brazil, September 1988.
Airplane Sales, International, Beverly Hills, CA, September 1995.
- Registered as N9246B.
- Stored, Santa Monica, CA, 1990-1996.
Neal Melton, Luttrell, TN, October 2, 1996-2002.
- Restored to airworthy, Rialto, CA, June 13, 1996-1999.
- First flight, August 3, 1999.
- Flown as USAAF/490460/40/Hun Hunter XVI.

Source(s):
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Federal Aviation Administration, www.faa.gov, Washington D.C., 2002.
Photo Source(s):
Chuck Gardner - Warbirds Resource Group, www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org, 2002
Tulio R P Couceiro.
Mint Moore III.

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