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P-47D Thunderbolt

24.7k Scriefers  5.2 years ago

~~~~Hyper-Realistic Series~~~~

Groups 1-5 = 5” Rockets
Group 6 = 500lbs Bombs

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt is one of the largest and heaviest fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a single piston engine. It was heavily armed with eight .50-caliber machine guns, four per wing. When fully loaded, the P-47 weighed up to eight tons, and in the fighter-bomber ground-attack roles could carry five-inch rockets or a significant bomb load of 2,500 pounds; it could carry more than half the payload of the B-17 bomber.

The P-47 witnessed several improvements throughout the war, with each improvement adding power, maneuverability and range. As the war progressed, the Thunderbolt, or "Jug," as it was affectionately called, gained a reputation as a reliable and extremely tough airplane, able to take incredible amounts of damage and still return its pilot home safely. They excelled in the ground-attack role, strafing and bombing their way across the battlefields of Europe. Early versions of the P-47 had "razorback" fuselages, but later models (beginning near the middle of the P-47D production run) featured a bubble canopy which gave the pilot increased rearward visibility.

Well she's here! Fully loaded with ten rockets and two bombs, this Jug not only packs a punch, she also has a lot of get up and go! I gave it great handling and maneuverability as well as incredible range. It can fly to the other island and loiter for a long time before needing to return to base. Landing may be tricky because the ground clearance is rather low. So be mindful of your prop and don't let it clip the ground when touching down!!

Enjoy! And keep your recommendations coming!

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 15 airplane(s) +112 bonus
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 48.0ft (14.6m)
  • Length 39.6ft (12.1m)
  • Height 12.3ft (3.8m)
  • Empty Weight 6,803lbs (3,086kg)
  • Loaded Weight 18,870lbs (8,559kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.132
  • Wing Loading 19.2lbs/ft2 (93.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 984.4ft2 (91.5m2)
  • Drag Points 5228

Parts

  • Number of Parts 219
  • Control Surfaces 32
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    3,233 Subnerdica

    Noice

    10 months ago
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    1,752 MrAir420

    This is still revelant.

    1.1 years ago
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    en este avion lo uso mexico en la WWII en el escuadron 201 alv

    1.4 years ago
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    Never forget one of the best planes.

    +1 3.8 years ago
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    Missing a few guns ya know. should have 8 total. bit late but just saying.

    4.3 years ago
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    2,245 BasketKase

    @Meawk shoot you right! I'll be creating an armed version and uploading it.

    4.7 years ago
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    2,245 BasketKase

    (Upvotes)

    4.7 years ago
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    2,245 BasketKase

    I love it!!!❤️🛩

    4.7 years ago
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    ITS TO AMAZING AHHHHHHHHH explodes

    5.0 years ago
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    Epic'

    5.1 years ago
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    1,753 VanNate

    @Rohan still love that pic

    5.2 years ago
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    77.0k Cedy117

    Nice love the way it handles

    5.2 years ago
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    i like this plane
    5.2 years ago
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    Amazing!!!!
    5.2 years ago
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    How did u get the stripes on the wings?
    5.2 years ago
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    12.1k Notapier
    Each plane is better than the next keep it up And sorry to bug you about this but hows the goblin doing
    5.2 years ago
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    8,690 Meawk
    this isn't just a realistic p-47 thunderbolt. it IS a p-47 thunderbolt. holy shit i thought i would find at least one thing off, but this is pretty much perfect. holy shit!
    5.2 years ago
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    @Scriefers : Okay, now it works. Nice! A lot of retrieving planes from backup ahead of me :( Very, very nice bird. The detail is incredible and she flies well. This kind of plane is what the game is all about, you deserve to be called a master builder.
    5.2 years ago
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    @Scriefers : Still no joy. I removed TestFlight (iOS test app) and reinstalled + updated. I'm on 1.2.11.0, which is, AFAIK, the official update. The plane still won't fly or go faster than about eighty. I'll remove completely (and lose my planes) and reinstall, see what that does.
    5.2 years ago
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    4,175 Geebers
    @Scriefers yea, my game wasn't up to date, sorry!
    5.2 years ago
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    @Scriefers : good point, that might be it; I'm still running the beta as the iOS version for my locale hasn't been pushed yet. I'll get back to you on that.
    5.2 years ago
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    24.7k Scriefers
    @JacobHardy64 @Geebers @Martijnproper Make sure the download is opening in the latest updated version of simpleplanes. I had the same issue on my PC. When I downloaded planes from the site, the file opened in the previous beta by default. Make sure you set the latest update as the default app to open downloaded planes. And remove the beta from your device.
    5.2 years ago
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    @JacobHardy64: same here! Maybe power/weight ratio is off?
    5.2 years ago
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    @scriefers and @geebers: I have the same problem; it won't go past 83mph, doesn't generate enough lift and plainly does not take off. Will test other airfields later.
    5.2 years ago
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    25.2k JacobHardy64
    I can't get this thing off the ground no matter what @Scriefers
    5.2 years ago
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