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United States' Republic P-47C Thunderbolt fighter

Design

The P-47C was made longer to improve manoeuverability.1

A drop tank with 200 gallons / 909 liters could be installed under the fuselage.1

Prototype

The first P-47C flew in September 1942.1

Production

  • Republic P-47C:
  • Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corportation2

Usage

The P-47C was used by the United States.1

P-47Cs were first assigned to the Eighth Air Force in July 1943.1

Specifications

  Republic P-47C Thunderbolt1,2
Type Fighter1,2
Crew 11
Engine (Type) Pratt & Whitney R-2800-21 Double Wasp1,2
Later models Pratt & Whitney R-2800-591
Cylinders Radial 181,2
Cooling Air2
HP 21: 2,0001,2
59: 2,3001
Propeller blades 41
Dimensions  
Span 40' 9"2
Length 36' 1"2, 36' 1.75"1
11.02 m1
Height 14' 2"1,2
4.32 m1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty 9,900 lb1
4,490 kg1
Loaded 14,925 lb1,2
6,770 kg1
Performance  
Speed @ 5,000' /
1,524 m
353 mph1
568 kph1
Speed @ 30,000' /
9,144 m
433 mph1,2
697 kph1
Cruising speed 231 mph1
372 kph1
Climb 2,790'/minute1
847 m/minute1
Climb to 20,000' /
6,096 m
11 minutes1
Service ceiling 42,000'1,2
12,800 m1
Range 550 miles2
Range - with drop tanks 1,250 miles1
2,011 km1
Armament 8: MG2
Wings 8: 0.5" MG1
Bombs 500 lb1,2
227 kg1

Sources:

  1. Aircraft of WWII, Stewart Wilson, 1998
  2. World War II Airplanes Volume 2, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
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