The P-47 was a big (7 Ton) and very powerful high-altitude fighter, commonly called "the Jug". The project started from 1939. And Deliveries started late in 1942. A total of 15683 this US fighter aircraft was built in WWII. For early the P-47 Designed as an interceptor, but later it proved to be an outstanding combat plane both in bomber escort and ground attack duty. Its great structural strength and massive radial engine that could withstand damage better than the other plane. P-47D. This model was the major production version, and 6,315 were built. This aircraft was power by a water-injected version of the 2,000hp R-2800 engine, which gave it a top speed of 433mph at 30,000 feet. the P-47 models prior to D-25 became known as "Razorbacks." Wingspan: 40 ft., 9 in. Length: 36 ft., 2 in. Height: 14 ft., 2 in. Empty Weight: 10,000 lb. Maximum Weight: 17,500 lb. Powerplant: 1 Pratt & Whitney R-2800 2,000hp Max Speed: 429mph @ 20,000 ft. Range (with maximum external fuel): 1,800 miles Service ceiling: 40,000 ft. Armament: 8, .50-caliber machine
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