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A Naval P-47?

Article about: Looking for naval fighters on the web I found this article with pictures of Republic P-47 Thunderbolts embarked on aircraft carriers. There was a naval version of this plane? The report and

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    Looking for naval fighters on the web I found this article with pictures of Republic P-47 Thunderbolts embarked on aircraft carriers. There was a naval version of this plane? The report and photos, never seen by me before, can be viewed at the link below:


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    Is it possible that they were just being transported on the carrier decks to Europe and then took off from the carriers as well? Don't see any tail hooks or pictures of them landing.
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    A very interesting 7 page read here regarding P-47's and a host of other aircraft including C-130's operating, or being ferried on carriers.

    https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/thread...capable.13506/

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    Nope no tail hooks, they are just being ferried!...
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    We transported a variety of aircraft on carriers and then flew them off at their destination during WW 2. The Brits did the same thing while trying to keep Malta afloat.
    We also played with a variety of very large A/C just to prove it could be done. In the case of the C130 they were landed and took off of a carrier. With the P2V Neptune it was put aboard at dock side with a crane and then taken out to sea and launched. This was with a fully fueled and ballasted A/C to prove that the Navy also had long range nuke capability. Of course it would have been a one way flight.
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    Not a completely off the wall idea...we did it with a crowd of B25s once...and it sorta worked.

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    It certainly woke the Japanese up and achieved the aim of scaring the populace with the govt losing face. Not that you would have a hope of survival if you crashed on the mainland, that raid certainly took some courage those men & Doolittle were heroes knowing the risks.

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