Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

ICAO aircraft code P47
Manufacturer Republic Aviation
Country United States
New price USD 0.083 million (1945)

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt is a World War II-era fighter aircraft produced by the
American aerospace company Republic Aviation from 1941 through 1945.

Specifications

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Republic P-47 Thunderbolt specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
P47
Manufacturer
Republic Aviation
Manufactured
1941 - 1945
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD 0.083 million (1945)

Aircraft performance

Engine:
1x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-59W Double Wasp
Piston
Power:
2,500 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
376 Kts
696 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
97 Kts
Travel range:
900 Nm
1,667 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
42,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
3200 feet / minute
16.26meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
7,938 Kg
17,500 lbs
Max Payload:
1,300 Kg
2,866 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
370 gallon
1,401 liter

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About the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt is a World War II-era fighter aircraft produced by the
American aerospace company Republic Aviation from 1941 through 1945. Its primary armament was eight .50-caliber machine guns, and in the fighter-bomber ground-attack role it could carry five-inch rockets or a bomb load of 2,500lb (1,100kg). When fully loaded, the P-47 weighed up to eight tons, making it one of the heaviest fighters of the war.

The Thunderbolt was effective as a short-to medium-range escort fighter in high-altitude air-to-air combat and ground attack in both the European and Pacific theaters. The P-47 was designed around the powerful Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp 18-cylinder radial engine which also powered two U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps fighters, the Grumman F6F Hellcat and the Vought F4U Corsair. An advanced turbo-supercharger system ensured the aircraft’s eventual dominance at high-altitude, while also influencing its size and design.

The P-47 was one of the main United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) fighters of World War II, and also served with other Allied air forces, including those of France, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union. Mexican and Brazilian squadrons fighting alongside the USAAF also flew the P-47.

The armored cockpit was relatively roomy and comfortable and the bubble canopy introduced on the P-47D offered good visibility. Nicknamed the “Jug” owing to its appearance if stood on its nose, the P-47 was noted for its firepower, as well as its ability to resist battle damage and remain airworthy. A present-day U.S. ground-attack aircraft, the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, takes its name from the P-47.

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