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. A total of 15,636 Thunderbolts were built. The cost of a P-47 in 1945 was $83,000 which is $1,149,774 in 2018 dollars.


US B-17

Manufacturer: Boeing, Lockheed, Douglas

Engines: 4 1200HP WR

Speed: 317MPH

Length: 74.4ft

Range: 2,400mi

Wingspan: 103.9ft

Weight: 2,804lbs(max)

Ceiling: 19,700ft