Thunderbolt use in FEAF?

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Thunderbolt use in FEAF?

Joined: April 10th, 2005, 1:32 pm

August 21st, 2012, 12:13 am #1

Don't get me wrong the Mustang is a great aircraft, but is there any thoughts why the P-47 (F-47 by the 1950's)was not used instead of the F-51 in Korea? Just seemed like the mission was made for the Jug... or maybe the Jug was not as plentiful by the early 50's....
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August 21st, 2012, 12:41 am #2

The reason F-51's were deployed over the F-47 was that there were F-51's in Japan at the time, while the F-47 was relegated to ANG use in the sates. I'm sure other's will have a better answer.
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August 21st, 2012, 12:42 am #3

Don't get me wrong the Mustang is a great aircraft, but is there any thoughts why the P-47 (F-47 by the 1950's)was not used instead of the F-51 in Korea? Just seemed like the mission was made for the Jug... or maybe the Jug was not as plentiful by the early 50's....
just ramblin' on...

Happy Modeling,
Rick
The Jug was pretty much gone by the time Korea broke out. The USAF made a decision to keep the P-51 due to its superior performance and range, and that's what was available when the shooting started. I don't think the problem of a single round in a coolant pipe in ground attack missions crossed many minds when the decision to ditch the Jug was made, but then nobody expected another shooting war 5 years later either, especially not in Korea.
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August 21st, 2012, 1:19 am #4

Don't get me wrong the Mustang is a great aircraft, but is there any thoughts why the P-47 (F-47 by the 1950's)was not used instead of the F-51 in Korea? Just seemed like the mission was made for the Jug... or maybe the Jug was not as plentiful by the early 50's....
just ramblin' on...

Happy Modeling,
Rick
...that he was glad he had the Mustang instead of the Thundebolt, because in his opinion the 47 wouldn't have been able to get into and out of all the little valleys and whatnot of the Korean topography that he had to get down into. Something I'd never heard or thought of before.



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August 21st, 2012, 1:32 am #5

Don't get me wrong the Mustang is a great aircraft, but is there any thoughts why the P-47 (F-47 by the 1950's)was not used instead of the F-51 in Korea? Just seemed like the mission was made for the Jug... or maybe the Jug was not as plentiful by the early 50's....
just ramblin' on...

Happy Modeling,
Rick
1: it was there, in-theater
2: there where still a lot of them in service, the F-47 not so much
3: because there were more there was a lot of parts/supplies still in the pipeline and in depots


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August 21st, 2012, 1:48 am #6

...that he was glad he had the Mustang instead of the Thundebolt, because in his opinion the 47 wouldn't have been able to get into and out of all the little valleys and whatnot of the Korean topography that he had to get down into. Something I'd never heard or thought of before.



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We will march on a road of bones. --Hunter S. Thompson.

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August 21st, 2012, 2:24 am #7



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August 21st, 2012, 3:16 am #8

The Navy and the Corps sure put F4Us into some tight places in Korea. I can't imagine the Jug being any worse.

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August 21st, 2012, 3:37 am #9

Don't get me wrong the Mustang is a great aircraft, but is there any thoughts why the P-47 (F-47 by the 1950's)was not used instead of the F-51 in Korea? Just seemed like the mission was made for the Jug... or maybe the Jug was not as plentiful by the early 50's....
just ramblin' on...

Happy Modeling,
Rick
There was an east/west split before the war. You see Guard units in the east with P-47s, and the Mustangs in the west. The P-47 should have been deployed though. But you also see throughout the war a failure to believe its scale until the die was cast. Mustang parts became pretty scarce themselves.

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August 21st, 2012, 3:57 am #10

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