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The Definitive book on p-47's
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 07:25 AM UTC
Books like that really do command good prices.
The big one is the 56th FG in WWII, published in 1948. It was given to former members of the 56th. Republic Aviation paid for and donated copies to familes of the men that died in their service.
A couple of years ago this book was going for about $1000.Price has gone down somewhat now, but if you find one its a definate investment.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 12:16 PM UTC

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lampie you would have to show us on utube as it would eat all the bandwidth up on here I noticed it was something like that as it was a staged production and I had never seen taped barrels in other photos
Kelly



Hi Kelly.
Yeah your probably right
Gun barrel taping wasnt as noticable as the RAF with their usual red tape over the gun ports, but it did happen on a regular basis from what I read.
Heres a pic.

Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 01:49 PM UTC
Humm looks like I learned something again.
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Posted: Friday, November 21, 2008 - 09:34 AM UTC
Just got another book. Like I've read and studied the others yet seems to be really good with some interesting photos and stuff.

And yes I got a 1/32nd Superbolt also... Will this madness never end.. I hope not.
Kelly
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 05:49 AM UTC
Picked this up last weekend at the IPMS-UK Nationals



and the other 3 volumes are on the Christmas wish list
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Posted: Friday, November 28, 2008 - 06:59 AM UTC
I guess i have decided that the Freeman book is the best so far with warbird tech in second place but its really hard to judge 'the best' as each one has good points to it.. but so far those are the two I've referred to most often.
of course this is subject to change as I have a few more on the way
Later,
Kelly
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Posted: Friday, November 28, 2008 - 07:28 AM UTC

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Still trying to save my pennies for Jonah's Feet are Dry. Bit pricey here in the US..

Paul




..Try Ebay.co.uk - the author had a stock that he was selling off dirt cheap ..and I mean dirt cheap ! ..I saw it on 'buy it now' for a mere £19..(around $30 I guess) - postage will be a killer though since it's a huge heavy book ..!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=160098881880

BTW, Kagero sent me a few copies of the P-47 book (Vol I) as I did a bit of work on it -suitably credited- and I have a spare copy left if anyone is interested - any reasonable offer considered....only thing is I'd probably want to keep the 'free' decal sheet...
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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2008 - 01:53 AM UTC
This is a MUST!



http://www.amazon.com/Republics-P-47-Thunderbolt-Seversky-Victory/dp/0962935913/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1228139492&sr=8-1

Warren Bodie; Republic's P-47 Thunderbolt: From Seversky to Victory
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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2008 - 03:53 AM UTC
Strange how the $ price is almost the same as the £ price on Amazon.
Ive been keeping my eye open for that one for a while now.
My library is coming to the stage, especially with generic Thunderbolt books, that almost everything I have duplicates and in many cases contradicts information.
Unit history books and biographies are another matter
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Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 08:58 AM UTC
got a couple more USAAF jabos in the MTO ETO a very big book with a ton of pictures.

here is a pic from the book

Kelly
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Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 09:14 AM UTC
one more picture from the book.

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Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2008 - 06:40 AM UTC
Hi I am a new guy here and am no expert on the Jug. I do know there are many books out on the P-47 and all seem to have different information that's usful to the model builder

Texas
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Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2008 - 12:36 PM UTC
Hi Mike.
Welcome to the P-47 SIG.
Will you be joining in with the group build?

From a purely modelling perspective, the Osprey book, Modelling The P-47 Thunderbolt is a pretty good starting point.
For research, the chances are that someone on here will be able to help you out, and will no doubt be able to recommend a publication that deals with specific area of interest.

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Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2008 - 02:27 PM UTC

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Hi Mike.
Welcome to the P-47 SIG.
Will you be joining in with the group build?

From a purely modelling perspective, the Osprey book, Modelling The P-47 Thunderbolt is a pretty good starting point.
For research, the chances are that someone on here will be able to help you out, and will no doubt be able to recommend a publication that deals with specific area of interest.

Nige


Hi Thanks for the warm welcome.
I will have to see how this 1/32 Trumpter A-10 goes that I am in the middle of. I have several P-47s I would like to build and I will definitely be building one after the A-10..

Texas
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Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2008 - 11:20 PM UTC
The group build runs for the whole of 2009 so I'm sure you'll be able to fit a P-47 in there somewhere
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I came across this thread while searching for a photo of any P-47 flown by the 365th Fighter Group during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944. I am seeking any photos, left side of the plane (or both sides, but that's unlikely). Would any of you happen to have such a photo, or know of one in any of the books mentioned? I think that the 1975 book by C.R. Johnson is likely to be the best source, if only I could find one at a library nearby.
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Posted: Friday, January 02, 2009 - 06:29 PM UTC

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I came across this thread while searching for a photo of any P-47 flown by the 365th Fighter Group during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944. I am seeking any photos, left side of the plane (or both sides, but that's unlikely). Would any of you happen to have such a photo, or know of one in any of the books mentioned? I think that the 1975 book by C.R. Johnson is likely to be the best source, if only I could find one at a library nearby.



Hi Bert.
You'll be very lucky to find a copy of the Johnson book on the 365th FG, but dont despair as your most definately in luck!
Published last year is a brand new book on the 365th and its got plenty of photos of their T'bolts during that time period.


Heres a photo of a 365th P-47 during the Battle Of The Bulge for you as well


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Posted: Saturday, January 03, 2009 - 05:32 AM UTC
Thanks Nige!
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These are the list of P-47 Books I refer to. My favourite is the Aero Detail #14 which is sadly out of print and took me three years to get hold of. See my comment on D and M:
Details below listed as:

Title
Author
Pulisher
ISBN

P-47 Thunderbolt
Classic WWII Aviation Volume 4
Edward Shacklady
Tempus
0-7524-2008-9

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
Warpaint Special No. 1
Alan W Hall
Hall Park Books
X 10000 001X

Famous Aircraft of the World P-47 Thunderbolt
Richard J Caruana
Periscopio Publications
978-960-6740-04-6

Aero Detail 14 Republic P-47 Thunderbolt (Out of print)
Shigeru Nohhara
Dai Nippon Kaiga Co. Ltd
4-499-22648-1

P-47 Thunderbolt Aces of the Eighth Air force (Publication No. 24)
Jerry Scutts
Osprey Publications
1-85532-729-5

P-47 Thunderbolt Aces of the Ninth Air force (Publication No. 30)
Jerry Scutts
Osprey Publications
1-85532-906-9

Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt
Brett Green
Osprey Publications
1-84176-795-6

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt “Bubbletop” Yellow Series - Mushroom Model Magazine Special
Robert Peczkowski
Stratus
83-89450-13-5

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Vol.1 (Monograph No. 17)
Tomasz Szlagor / Krzysztof Janowicz
Kagero
83-89088-67-3

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Vol.2 (Monograph No. 20)
Tomasz Szlagor / Krzysztof Janowicz
Kagero
83-89088-84-3

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Vol.3 (Monograph No. 24)
Tomasz Szlagor / Krzysztof Janowicz
Kagero
83-60445-07-9

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Vol.4 (Monograph No. 28)
Tomasz Szlagor / Krzysztof Janowicz
Kagero
83-60445-13-3

P-47 Thunderbolt in detail and scale
Bert Kinzey
Squadron/signal Publications
1-888974-07-9

P-47 Thunderbolt In Action No. 208
Larry Davis
Squadron/signal Publications
978-0-89747-542-6

Walk Around P-47 Thunderbolt (No.11)
Lou Drendel
Squadron/signal Publications
0-89747-375-2

Thunderbolt Republic P-47
Patterson / Perkins
Airlife Publishing Ltd
1-85310-809-X

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt The Operational Record
Jerry Scutts
Airlife Publishing Ltd
1-85310-821-9

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt (Volume 23)
Frederick A Johnson
Warbirdtech Series
1-58007-018-3

I keep searching and adding to my collection.

Great website: www.littlefriends.co.uk which has hundreds of photographs from the ETO.

rgds Geoff

regards
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2009 - 11:51 AM UTC
Nice collection your building there Geoff.
Thanks for posting it
The Kagero books are especially good.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 07:32 AM UTC

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I would agree - this is an excellent book and a must have for any P-47 nut.

Zack

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Posted: Friday, June 04, 2010 - 06:18 AM UTC
Kelly,
Two of my favourites books on the subject are:-
Warren Bodie's "Thunderbolt, from Seversky to Victory" and Bill Colgan's WWII Fighter Bomber Pilot".
Excellent reading and Illustrations of the "Jug".
Cheers,
P.N.
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Posted: Friday, June 04, 2010 - 12:01 PM UTC

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Heres a photo of a 365th P-47 during the Battle Of The Bulge for you as well



Nige



Hmmm, now there's a perfect dio subject photo !!

Edit, not sure why the photo isn't linking here, it's the winter shot with the AA in the foregorund.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 03:10 PM UTC
Picked up a very sweet copy of Charles Johnson's History of the Hell Hawks today. Has to be one of the BEST P-47 and Unit History books ever.
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Posted: Friday, July 09, 2010 - 05:04 AM UTC
History of the Hell Hawks by Charles Johnson came out in 1975 and limited to 2,000 copies. All signed by the author. I picked one up the other day on Amazon in Mint condition for $168 + shipping. They still have some nice ones on Amazon and you can also find nice copies on History of the Hell Hawks . For those of you in the U.K. there is a very good+ copy for $195 US dollars. Maybe cheaper in Pounds. This is a must have book for any P-47 freak. One of the finest Unit Histories EVER! Tlaked to a lady who runs the 365th website I believe about a year/year and a half ago and they were talking about possibly re-printing it, but getting the manuscript from Charles Johnson's family, etc. may be difficult