P-47 Thunderbolt

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HistoryCentral.com >Aviation > WW II: American Aircraft >P-47 Thunderbolt

The History of Aviation


AMERICAN COMBAT

AIRCRAFT OF WORLD

WAR II

P-47 Thunderbolt

The P-47 Thunderbolt entered service in 1943, first as an escort fighter in Europe and then in the Pacific. The P-47 was an extremely effective fighter.


P-47 Thunderbolt

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation

Engines: 1 2300hp P&WR 2800

Speed: 428MPH

Length: 36.1ft

Range: 475mi

Wingspan: 52ft

Weight: 19,400lbs

Ceiling: 42,000ft

Armaments: 8 machine guns

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