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Video - Republic P-47 Thunderbolt - "The Jug"

Thunderbolt P-47 Jug

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FlakValleyExpress #1 Posted 12 November 2015 - 01:57 PM

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Oh that engine sound. BTW, the RU WoWP forums are getting hyped on the new P-47 tree. When? soon™. The speculation is talking mid-month.

 


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Topsight #2 Posted 12 November 2015 - 02:57 PM

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Fascinating and informative Flak. The detailed video of the Jug and its prior history leading up to it is outstanding. If one listens carefully as they watch they get brief historical highlights of the war as a bonus.

 

"The Republic P-47 was the successor of a line of airplanes derived from the Seversky P-35, the XP-41, P-43 Lancer and XP-44 Rocket. The P-47 design team headed by Alexander Kartveli, Republic Aircraft Corporation's chief engineer, originally presented a design that was to be powered by a 1,150 hp Allison V-1710-39 engine with an armament of only two 0.50 caliber inch machine guns.1 A contract was awarded by the USAAC in November 1939, and for an even lighter XP-47A, but as intelligence was coming back from the war in Europe, it was becoming apparent that the performance goals of the XP-47 program were already inadequate. The USAAC issued new requirements which included: "

 

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Edited by Topsight, 12 November 2015 - 03:22 PM.

 


Topsight #3 Posted 12 November 2015 - 04:04 PM

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In case some missed it...the name of the plane came from something just like this.

 


Edited by Topsight, 12 November 2015 - 04:06 PM.

 





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