The P-47 Thunderbolt was an escort fighter designed in 1941. Early on in the war it carried out escort missions and bombing missions on key targets. Heavy example of its use for a bomber fighter was in Italy. Constant improvement to the planes design continued but it eventually lost its need as an escort fighter to the P-51D due to increasing demands for range and low altitude speed, however the P-47 remained in service until past the end of the war. the P-47 was retired from service by all nations in 1966, with the last built P-47 was shipped out in October 1945.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-B with guns, 9-B with rockets, up to 8-C with bombs
Name: P-47 Thunderbolt
Origin: Real World
Classification: Escort fighter. Fighter bomber.
Weight: 4,535kg loaded weight
Needed Prerequisite for Use: Single pilot. A runway with an optimal distance to take off
Used By: United States Army air forces. Royal Air Force. French Air Force
Powered By: R-2800-57(C) with a GE CH-5 Turbo-super charger
Operational Timeframe: About 2 hours
Range: 1290 km combat radius, 2900 km ferry
Speed: Subsonic (Has a top speed of 697 kph at 8839 meters high)
Durability: At least Wall level+ (Was known for its ability to take a lot of damage in combat. There are several examples of P-47s making it back to their airfield with large parts of the plane ripped off or simply not working)
Weaknesses: Slower at low altitudes. Manoeuvrability is bad overall.
- 8 M2 12.7mm Browning
- 10 HVAR rockets. 5 mounted on each wing
- 2, 1000lbs bombs. one on each wing.
- 1 500lbs bomb. attached under the fuselage between the main wings
- can carry every thing listed above at once