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January 25, 2023

CAF Fundraises Repairs to P-47N

Warbird Restoration Proceeds With Repairs to Wings, Flaps Thanks to Generous Supporters

The Commemorative Air Force successfully fundraised for the restoration of their Republic P47 Thunderbolt, bringing in $38,552 - 193% of their $20,000 goal. The money will go to purchase a new engine mount, as well as a new set of brakes for the aircraft. Now that the P47 has been out of production for more than half a century, suitable replacement parts are few and far between, lost to warehouses and collectors around the world. While more than 15,000 of the sturdy fighters were built during the second world war, barely a baker’s dozen remain airworthy in the USA today.

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Israeli Air Force Grounds Drone Fleet …


The Israeli Air Force (IAF) grounded its fleet of armed IAI Heron-1 drones after a specimen of the medium-altitude long-endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was damaged during takeoff on Saturday, 21 January 2023. The incident occasioned the third fleetwide grounding of the Heron-1—known within Israeli military circles as the Shoval (Hebrew “Path”)—in the last four months.

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