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Song Parodies -> "Red Thunderbolts not Used"

Original Song Title:

"I Put a Spell on You"

Original Performer:

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Parody Song Title:

"Red Thunderbolts not Used"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

Through Lend-Lease the USSR received 13,000 aircraft from the US. Mainly P-39, P-40, P-63, A-20, and B-25. Interned aircraft were also studied and the B-29 for instance was reverse engineered to come up with the Tu-4 Bull. However, the Red version was not a duplicate. It had different engines, weapons, payload, instruments, and parts. Different performance envelope too. But what is seldom discussed is the 196 P-47s given to the USSR out of an order of 203. Most came by ALSIB but others came through Iran. The Red pilots didn't like them comparing them to heavy targets against the Me Bf 109Gs and Fw-190As. So, they served in air defense regiments. None were used in combat. Only 12 combat pilots flew. In the summer of 1945 after VE-Day, they were flown over the Soviet Sector and were kept in service until 1947. Very odd. Of course the Luftwaffe refused to fly captured IL-2s as too dangerous.
Red Thunderbolts not used
Waste of time

Russian conditions meant bad news
Performance losin'
Red pilots refusin'

The Soviets dismantled them
New parts could not be found
Messers and Fockes superior
Most remained on the ground

Red Thunderbolts not used
Wasted of time
'Til 45

Could not zoom
Maneuver too
Cockpit had room
But lacking Cyrillic labels
Medium altitude flew fair
But still uncertainty
MiGs, Laggs, and Yaks were stable

No fights with Germany
Red Thunderbolts not used
Lacked agility and climb
(Winter conditions made them freeze)

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