Republic P-47D 'Thunderbolt'
|  Base model:||P-47|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Air Force|
|  Designation Period:||1925-1947|
|  Basic role:||Pursuit|
|  Length:|| 36' 1"|| 11.0 m|
|  Height:||14' 8"|| 4.4 m|
|  Wingspan:|| 40' 9"|| 12.9 m|
|  Wingarea:|| 322.0 sq ft|| 29.9 sq m|
|  Empty Weight:|| 11,000 lb|| 4,988 kg|
|  Gross Weight:|| 14,500 lb|| 9,387 kg|
|  No. of Engines:|| 1|
|  Powerplant:|| Pratt & Whitney R-2800-21|
|  Horsepower (each):|| 2000|
|  Range:|| 1,030 miles|| 1,658 km|
|  Cruise Speed:|| 350 mph|| 563 km/h|| 304 kt|
|  Max Speed:|| 420 mph|| 53 km/h|| 28 kt|
|  Ceiling:|| 42,000 ft|| 12,801 m|
Known serial numbers
|42-7853 / 42-7957, 42-7958 / 42-8402, 42-8403 / 42-8702, 42-22250 / 42-22253, 42-22250 / 42-22363, 42-22364 / 42-22563
42-22564 / 42-22663
42-22664 / 42-22863
42-22864 / 42-23113
42-23114 / 42-23142
42-23143 / 42-23299
42-25274 / 42-25322
42-25323 / 42-25538
42-25539 / 42-26388
42-26389 / 42-26773
42-26774 / 42-27388
42-27389 / 42-28188
42-28189 / 42-28438
42-28439 / 42-29466
42-74615 / 42-74964
42-74965 / 42-75214
42-75215 / 42-75614
42-75615 / 42-75864
42-75865 / 42-76118
42-76119 / 42-76364
42-76365 / 42-76614
43-25254 / 43-25440
43-25441 / 43-25664
43-25665 / 43-25753
44-19558 / 44-20307
44-20308 / 44-21107
44-32668 / 44-33867
44-89684 / 44-90283
44-90284 / 44-90483
Examples of this type may be found at
P-47D on display
American Airpower Museum
Champlin Fighter Museum
Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum
Lone Star Flight Museum
Museum of Aviation
New England Air Museum
United States Air Force Museum
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Recent comments by our visitors
| Aaron F. Robinson|
| I've noticed that many of the P-47s in existence today are late production D-40-RA models, painted to represent earlier block P-47D's. Of the 663 P-47D-40-RAs produced, did any of them serve with any operational units during WWII? |
06/08/2012 @ 16:51 [ref: 59327]
| In total, 33 USAAF fighter groups in Europe and Italy flew P-47Ds in combat from March 1943 until VE Day. |
08/04/2010 @ 06:42 [ref: 28564]
| I'm looking for the ID of a P-47 unit patch, it is of a 3/4 diving view of a light blue/gray P-47 on a large white cloud that is on a upside down black/dark brown hillbilly type two handle booze jug,and just below the nose of the P-47 is the title "THunderjugs" and the overall design is bordered by an outer yellow the shape of the jug.
If anyone knows what Group/Squadron this emblem was with PLEASE contact me ,thank you Very much !!!!!!!
01/23/2010 @ 21:07 [ref: 25626]
| Bruce Harding|
| I am building a giant scale P-47 in remembrance of my moms first husband that flew with the 405th fighter group. I am looking for information on the 405th fighter group and the colors they flew under. I am also looking for the Fowler Flap mechanism, in detail, to replicate for this model. Can anyone help me.
12/18/2009 @ 11:52 [ref: 25440]
| Johnny Signor|
| Looking for the COLORS to the WW2 311th Fighter Squadron, a wild pigs head with tusks and wings just behind head on a round background, I have a black and white rendering and would greatly appreciate the colors for this emblem !!!! it was with the 58th Fighter Group and was P-47 unit, thank you !!!!
11/30/2009 @ 18:24 [ref: 25362]
| Abe v.d.Bijl|
| Dear Gentleman,
I am searching for a registration of a P-47 Thunderbold who was crashed in Germany.
The plane lay into a Lake named Laacher See (Rheinland-Paltz) Germany,nearby Koblenz.
I have not any information of this plane.
Maybe anyone of you have information of this airplane and his registration.
03/15/2009 @ 09:37 [ref: 23955]
| Frank McDonald|
| One of my civilian counterparts at Sheppard AFB had a brother flying "D" models out of England. He told me that the brother accounted for one "hun" by flying at tree top altitude, guns empty, throttle in "war emergency" and, at the last second, hopping over a tree. The "hun" did not make it. Bro. landed on an English beach with a frozen engine. He had apparently gutted that poor R-2800. It had been faithful enough to get him back to the UK in one piece. |
02/28/2009 @ 18:42 [ref: 23841]
| The P-47 was the largest single seat fighter of WWII. Yet it was also the fastest. After it was replaced by the P-51, the P-47 was given the dangerous role of Ground support. It would be the lifeline of United States and British trooops |
08/06/2008 @ 16:52 [ref: 22367]
| Gabriel Garcia|
Mexico D.F., OTH
If you please, i\'m looking for color photos of Mexican 201st fighter squadron P-47īs while deployed in the P.I. in WWII (5th AF, 58th FG), or other useful B&W photos.
I\'ve seen quite a few already, then i suspect there must be more as known color photos seem to be part of a whole series.
Just a good chance to know a bit more of an almost unadverted allied combat unit for those who lend a hand.
Thanks in advance.
04/06/2008 @ 23:01 [ref: 20357]
I am looking for drawings, schematics, etc., on the flap
mechanism for the P-47 Thunderbolt. I would like to recreate the original fowler flap for my 1/6 scale radio-controlled model.
Thank you for any and all help!
04/11/2007 @ 11:40 [ref: 16156]
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