P-47D-22 Thunderbolt

The Republic P-47 was the successor of a line of planes inferred from the Seversky P-35, the XP-41, P-43 Lancer and XP-44 Rocket. The P-47 outline crew headed by Alexander Kartveli, Republic Aircraft Corporations’ boss design, initially introduced a configuration that was to be controlled by a 1,150 hp Allison V-1710-39 motor with a weapon of just two 0.50 creep machine guns.1 A contract was honored by the USAAC in November 1939, and for an even lighter XP-47A, anyhow as knowledge was returning from the war in Europe, it was ending up being clear that the exhibition objectives of the XP-47 project were presently insufficient.

P-47D-22 Thunderbolt

P-47D-22 Thunderbolt

Originally posted: November 27, 2012

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