P-47d Thunderbolt

Written by Rylee Newton
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The P-47D Thunderbolt was used in World War II as both as both an escort and a low-level fighter plane. It was used to provide cover fire and support for larger, heavier bomber planes. It also served as a low-level fighter plane and bomber. During World War II this aircraft was used in nearly all the major theaters of war by United States and Allied pilots. Some 12,000 P-47s were produced for the war effort.

The P-47D Thunderbolt was known by the nickname "The Jug." It was known for withstanding a great deal of battle damage and still being able to fight. It was also known for its excellent diving abilities. This was especially important in head-to-head combat, and for eluding enemy fire. This impressive line of planes was capable of reaching a maximum speed of over 400 miles per hour.

Where to View the P-47D Thunderbolt First-Hand

One of the best place to catch a first-hand glimpse of the P-47D Thunderbolt is to visit the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. This museum features some of the most impressive World War II memorabilia in the country today. This museum has over 300 aircraft and missiles on display and is free to visitors daily.

If you cannot make it to the Air Force museum, there are several other museums and special traveling shows around the country. Nothing inspires awe like viewing these machines first hand. The only thing that comes close is airplane collectibles. These are items that feature original, accurate depictions of all kinds of different aircraft from around the world. They make great gifts for anyone who has a love of airplanes.


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