Shutting down and leave with this I found today. I LOVE these planes. Why are they so much sexier and sleek and awesome then the more modern variety? Cept the Warthog. I like that one a lot. Don’t know why ppl say it’s ugly. It isn’t.
Anyway, this is a P47 Thunderbolt. Must be awesome in spades to be able to fly one.
Ok, I’m gone.
always I love the big jugs.
that was what they were nicknamed, m’kay?
The Jug is not the most attractive WW2 aircraft for sure, but it did get the job done. I read somewhere that when they used them in the ground attack role they were capable of over turning a tank through the firepower of 8? 50cal machine guns. Plus having that big radial up front acted like a bunch of armour plate. At the end of the day it was a big jug! What’s not to like
SNAFU is a model P47D with an old slide back canopy.
Later “D” versons came with the “bubble” canopy.
Here’s an interesting site with lots of info: