P-47D 'Jug'

by   18.9k Weaverfish  14 days ago
291 downloads

https://www.simpleplanes.com/Forums/View/690211

Nicknamed the "Seven-ton milk-bottle" or just shortened to "Jug", the P-47 was one of the heaviest fighters of the war. Designed around a turbosupercharger, they served as a high altitude hit-and-run hunters thanks to its terrifying diving speed. It's heavy bomb capacity and toughness also gave it great success in the ground-attack role.

P I L O T S - N O T E S

CAM1 - Cockpit mode
VTOL - Flaps
ACT 1 - Drop 2 AN-M65 1,000lb (Deep angle dive, align target to reticle's bottom line)
ACT 2 - Jettison empty M8 rocket tubes
ACT 3 - Jettison 200gal belly tank
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In-game stats for nerds - P-47D-25, 2000hp Double Wasp & Supercharger, 17,000lbs, 300gal located under and ahead of cockpit.

Specs (Based on historical records)
@ 1,000ft, 5,000ft and 10,000ft:
Mph - 295, 322, 350
Full roll - 4.3, 3.9, 3.7
360 turn - 19.4s, 21.3s, 22.8s

Weapons
8x50.cal M2 Late Browning w/450rounds - 4.3 damage, 0.87m spread@100m, 770 Mv@M/s, 12rps.
Gunsight: American NOP Indiana Mark 8

AI version - https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/Dig258/AI-Jug

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 33.8ft (10.3m)
  • Length 29.3ft (8.9m)
  • Height 11.8ft (3.6m)
  • Empty Weight 13,673lbs (6,202kg)
  • Loaded Weight 17,035lbs (7,727kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.096
  • Wing Loading 58.4lbs/ft2 (285.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 291.5ft2 (27.1m2)
  • Drag Points 4287

Parts

  • Number of Parts 299
  • Control Surfaces 34
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    Among all your great planes, this one is the icing on the cake. You have a new follower

    9 days ago
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    I love this and your bf109 they are perfect for each other could u please give away the cockpit :)@Weaverfish

    9 days ago
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    12.9k ACMECo1940

    Hmm...is it a coincidence that I created a plane called the T-39 JugJugJug that looks maybe like a P-47?

    10 days ago
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    i like what you did with the cockpit.

    10 days ago
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    30.2k EpicPigster1

    @JackTheBestBoss True that

    10 days ago
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    Also imagine what the Germans would of made If the war lasted a couple more years@EpicPigster1

    10 days ago
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    I agree, also people underestimate the power of corsairs and F4us, etc. there were so good@EpicPigster1

    10 days ago
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    30.2k EpicPigster1

    @JackTheBestBoss Yeah it did. Think of it this way. A P-47 was a massive battle axe. It scares the absolute living ** out of people, and is extremely deadly.
    However, think of a Mustang like a rapier, or a small sword. Also deadly, but much more refined, accurate, and specialized.

    10 days ago
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    Sure was, the Germans were terrified by it, I've read quite a handful of German war stories, and it scares the $&!$@& out of them, it absolutely rekted everything@EpicPigster1

    10 days ago
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    30.2k EpicPigster1

    @JackTheBestBoss IKR! It was so satisfying typing it up, it made me appreciate the Jug more.

    10 days ago
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    I agree, and I love ranting about ww2 planes, it's great@EpicPigster1

    10 days ago
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    30.2k EpicPigster1

    @JackTheBestBoss The Mustangs might have been great, but the P-47 was just better. Shame the USAAF didn't need interceptors.

    10 days ago
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    30.2k EpicPigster1

    @JackTheBestBoss Actually the Jug was faster. The XP-47J did 495 mph and the XP-47H did a whopping 505mph. A mustang could only dream of going that fast. Also, a mustang could not exceed 550mph in a dive or else the wings would rip. In a dive, the Jug could do excess of 670mph. Some pilots even reported going supersonic in the Jug.

    Sorry about my little rant, I just don't like when people think the Mustang was better than the Jug. The Thunderbolt's N model could out roll any Mustang, and although the Mustang had a slightly smaller turning circle, it really isn't an advantage since it could be out turned by 190's anyways, so both planes were boom and zoomers. The only real combat advantage of the Mustang was it's fuel economy and range.

    10 days ago
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    I'll make sure to check it out, Although the the higher class p-51's were amazing at doing there job too, they had similiar capabilities, but A little faster and manuerable,but i do love the p-47 too@EpicPigster1

    10 days ago
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    30.2k EpicPigster1

    @JackTheBestBoss Thanks bro, I really love the Jug. I believe it was the best fighter of WW2, it was super capable of dogfighting and ground pounding. It could also bomber escort, and was incredibly fast. I'm making another right now!

    10 days ago
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    You make a ton of them@EpicPigster1

    10 days ago
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    You seem to specialize in them, there cockpits are amazing@EpicPigster1

    10 days ago
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    30.2k EpicPigster1

    @JackTheBestBoss lol it's ok, i am the supreme overlord of P-47's (XD not really)

    10 days ago
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    Oh yeah, I forgot, stupid, I should of known, I'm a ww2 planes master of knowledge @EpicPigster1

    10 days ago
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    30.2k EpicPigster1

    @JackTheBestBoss lol a p47 is supposed to be like that, with a full load it took forever to get to altitude.

    10 days ago
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    Very heavy, can't gain attitude with full ordinance

    10 days ago
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    43.8k Othawne

    Simple but oh so beautiful.

    10 days ago
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    375 MAUS08

    man, i love the cockpit!

    12 days ago
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    @ChiChiWerx He did better than I did x)

    13 days ago
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    12.5k CRJ900Pilot

    Ok, thanks @Weaverfish

    14 days ago
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