By Jerry Scutts
The united states aviation produced 3 nice fighter designs to equip its burgeoning military air strength in the course of international battle 2, and of this trio, Republic's P-47 Thunderbolt was once simply the heaviest. Powered, crucially, by way of a turbocharged Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial engine that produced 2000 hp, the 1st construction warring parties reached the 56th FG in June 1942, and 6 months later the gang joined the 8 Air strength in Britain. the arriving of the 1st P-47Cs in mid-1943 addressed the matter of the aircraft's brief strive against radius, as this version will be equipped with an exterior tank. Slowly, as wrestle strategies advanced in devices just like the 56th and 78th FGs, pilots learnt how top to fly the Thunderbolt with a purpose to successfully counter the extra nimble Luftwaffe warring parties.
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