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Old 09-27-2016, 07:13 PM   #801
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Do you have any real information about old Republic archives? Or do you have someone to ask?
The original archives were destroyed when Republic Aviation went out of business. I would attempt to make contact with the Cradle of Aviation Museum, they're on Long Island where Republic was located. So the may have a few things.

http://www.airspacemag.com/military-...197851/?no-ist
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The original archives were destroyed when Republic Aviation went out of business. I would attempt to make contact with the Cradle of Aviation Museum, they're on Long Island where Republic was located. So the may have a few things.

http://www.airspacemag.com/military-...197851/?no-ist
Yup, I am aware of them for sure.

That was a big concern to me as he stated he only saved one document, who knows what was lost and destroyed, my hopes it was mostly business type documents and the research type stuff is elsewhere. Now that the Spit is mostly racing towards the door, I am focussing my attention back on the P-47. Might call for a road trip
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:12 AM   #803
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Yup, I am aware of them for sure.

That was a big concern to me as he stated he only saved one document, who knows what was lost and destroyed, my hopes it was mostly business type documents and the research type stuff is elsewhere. Now that the Spit is mostly racing towards the door, I am focussing my attention back on the P-47. Might call for a road trip
Wow that story is heartbreaking. Seems quite likely that if they were attempting to quickly liquidate the Republic footprint and avoid any complications, much of the technical data is gone. I think it's going to take more than a road trip. Time machine?

This would suffice...
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:37 AM   #804
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I choose the P-47 as one of my choices in the backers program, all I would like to know is if we are going to get the P-47 or not, if not what other choices are we going to have to replace the P-47 that won't require us loyal and forgotten backers to wait year for fulfillment of our donations. If ED can't deliver on this then stop keeping it a secret and inform the folks who paid good money we're going to get screwed. TC

How many years has it been?
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Do you have any real information about old Republic archives? Or do you have someone to ask?

No, but I will try to find out. I have friends with Father's who had worked there on these aircraft, maybe they can shed some light on the history of the doc's.
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No, but I will try to find out. I have friends with Father's who had worked there on these aircraft, maybe they can shed some light on the history of the doc's.
Thank you. Your help will be very appreciated.
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Looking through aircraft performance site, my friend have found this "little" document.
http://www.wwiiaircraftperformance.o...light_Test.pdf
It is going to be a long read for me
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Old 09-30-2016, 10:13 AM   #808
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I got board and did a little bit of research.

48 reels of micro film consisting of blueprints and technical drawings of the P-47, P-72, P-35, F-84, and other aircraft published by Republic Aviation Corp exists. According to the New York State Library it’s held in Hofstra University Library, Long Island Studies Institute, West Campus Library, Hempstead, N.Y. 11549.

You can search for the catalog record here https://nysl.nysed.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi.exe/x/x/0/49/

Search Technical AND drawings AND republic AND aviation. Syntax is important as searching for “Technical drawings Republic Aviation” will return no results.

Though I could find no record of the item by querying the Hofsta Library database. Some more leg work or contacting the Library may be necessary to obtain said document.

Interesting enough The Cradle Of Aviation Museum’s Archive keeps popping up in my searches. Their archive seems pretty rich and is located the town over from where the micro film is held. So if you're headed out there make two stops.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegri...data/155558167


This archive also seems to be present on this site http://aircorpslibrary.com/aircraft/...ic-thunderbolt as they list 19,416 blueprint and drawings in their collection. Though I can’t say for sure as there is a access fee.

Republic’s parent company Fairchild’s historical files are held at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Though the collection doesn’t appear to hold a wealth of P-47 / F-47 data. The manifest of items indicates that it consists of drawings and manuals.

Link to Smithsonian overview of the Fairchild collection:
https://airandspace.si.edu/collectio...tion-1919-1980

Link to manifest of items in the collection:
http://sirismm.si.edu/EADpdfs/NASM.1989-0060.pdf

Hope this helps a bit. Though if specifics as to what you’re looking for could be provided it might help us better serve you.

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Old 09-30-2016, 03:14 PM   #809
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Curly, thank you very much!
Smithsonian collection looks promising.
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Old 09-30-2016, 05:46 PM   #810
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Thank the lord for Curly
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