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The Sywell Classic Pistons and Props returns to Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire, on Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 September 2019, combining hot rods, historic racers and bikes with exciting air displays, car & bike clubs and a superb variety of live music!

The first aircraft booked to display is the largest and heaviest single-seater piston-engined fighter in history, and the most numerous American fighter ever produced, the ‘Jug’ was a hugely successful high altitude escort and a formidable ground attack aircraft.

‘Nellie’ was built in 1945 at Republic’s Evansville factory in Indiana. Serialled 45-49192 the aircraft was built originally as a P-47D-40-RA. Detail of its service with the USAAF is not known, although it did serve with the Air Training Command during the last few months of the War, and was eventually stored at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma with the Air Material Command.

See this fantastic aircraft on display at Sywell Classic: Pistons and Props 2019! Tickets on sale now!
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