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P-47D thunder bolt

20.8k CRATE52PART2  6 months ago

CONTROLS

  • Activate 1 = Canopy
  • Activate 7 = Wing light

STATS

  • Cruising speed = 435mph / 700km/h
  • Maneuverability = Fair
  • Type = Fighter/multirole
  • Weapons = 50.cal machine guns 8x, 250Ib bombs 2x

GALLERY

HISTORY

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt is a World War II-era fighter aircraft produced by the American aerospace company Republic Aviation from 1941 through 1945. Its primary armament was eight .50-caliber machine guns, and in the fighter-bomber ground-attack role it could carry five-inch rockets or a bomb load of 2,500 lb (1,100 kg). When fully loaded, the P-47 weighed up to eight tons, making it one of the heaviest fighters of the war.

The Thunderbolt was effective as a short-to medium-range escort fighter in high-altitude air-to-air combat and ground attack in both the European and Pacific theaters. The P-47 was designed around the powerful Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp 18-cylinder radial engine which also powered two U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps fighters, the Grumman F6F Hellcat and the Vought F4U Corsair. An advanced turbo-supercharger system ensured the aircraft's eventual dominance at high-altitude, while also influencing its size and design.

The P-47 was one of the main United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) fighters of World War II, and also served with other Allied air forces, including those of France, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union. Mexican and Brazilian squadrons fighting alongside the USAAF also flew the P-47.

The armored cockpit was relatively roomy and comfortable and the bubble canopy introduced on the P-47D offered good visibility. Nicknamed the "Jug" owing to its appearance if stood on its nose, the P-47 was noted for its firepower, as well as its ability to resist battle damage and remain airworthy. A present-day U.S. ground-attack aircraft, the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, takes its name from the P-47.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 5 airplane(s) +49 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 41.9ft (12.8m)
  • Length 37.2ft (11.3m)
  • Height 14.9ft (4.5m)
  • Empty Weight 6,112lbs (2,772kg)
  • Loaded Weight 8,002lbs (3,629kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.474
  • Wing Loading 25.1lbs/ft2 (122.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 318.9ft2 (29.6m2)
  • Drag Points 2948

Parts

  • Number of Parts 274
  • Control Surfaces 7
  • Performance Cost 1,000
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    20.8k CRATE52PART2

    After updating a couple of days ago, I decided to explore and make planes using the new features and gauges, and this is what I made :D
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    Also this is my 1st time making wings completely making wings out of fuselages, it was hard to make but I did my best and I am satisfied with the results :)

    Pinned 6 months ago
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    I’m using info i studied from this plane in SP to make a school project. I will put a link and give credit

    one month ago
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    It missing the 6 rocket tubes

    one month ago
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    165 21212123

    Ima use it for the stock mustang D

    slaps the two planes into a dogfight

    6 months ago
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    20.5k JuanNotAnAlt

    So you are active now? Right?

    6 months ago
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    20.8k CRATE52PART2

    @JuanNotAnAlt tnxx

    +1 6 months ago
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    20.8k CRATE52PART2

    @donkski tnx

    6 months ago
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    5,165 donkski

    my favourite plane of WW2, great job!

    +1 6 months ago
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    20.8k CRATE52PART2

    @parkrangerjerry ohhh rightt, I forgot, thanks for reminding me

    6 months ago
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    20.5k JuanNotAnAlt

    Ayo you surpassed me, keep up da good work 👍

    +1 6 months ago
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    1,884 NotNiki

    that cockpit is very strange

    6 months ago
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    11.3k beenz

    W H E R E M V I Y O H

    6 months ago
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    6,046 Sakorsky

    This looks incredible!

    6 months ago
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    20.8k CRATE52PART2

    Ahh yes, looks like everyone is happy with the canopy

    6 months ago
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    1,772 Winterfield

    Anyway, has to be one of the best p47’s in simple planes that I’ve seen in awhile. Not that common to see good, simple p47’s (no offense to anyone who have attempted to build one)

    +1 6 months ago
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    2,887 Dathcha

    The cockpit made me die. My ghost is typing this its pretty hard

    6 months ago
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    1,772 Winterfield

    Love the p47, just wish the 1.11 included different ways to open these canopy’s to make things more realistic. I know that isn’t how the canopy opens on the p47, but we got to make do with what we have, am I right?

    +1 6 months ago
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    9,363 Sparky6004

    EUAYGHHHEGAHHEHWA THE CANOPY OPENING MAKES ME WANNA VOMIT
    That’s SO CURSED AAAAAAA

    +1 6 months ago
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    7,962 Bryan5

    @CRATE52PART2
    Can you make a P-47B RazorBack next ?

    6 months ago
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    75 JamezTV

    Try make the BF-109, it's a great and easy plane to build

    +1 6 months ago
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    20.8k CRATE52PART2

    @PapaKernels It also opens the wrong way lol

    +2 6 months ago
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    38.3k PapaKernels

    Razorback next. bubble canopy is weird on this plane

    +2 6 months ago
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    26.2k Ayanon

    I love the p47

    +1 6 months ago