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P-47 Thunderbolt

Specifications
Wing Span 40.9 feet
Length 36.1 feet
Weight 19,400 pounds loaded
Armament Eight .50-cal. machine guns and 2 1,000 pound bombs
Engines 1 R-2800-59
Cost First 733: $133,246, Others: $83,000
Maximum speed 372 mph
Range413 miles
Service Ceiling 42,000 feet

Type Number built/
converted
Remarks
XP-47 0 Lt. interceptor (canceled)
XP-47A 0 Modified XP-47; no guns or radios
XP-47B 1 Improved P-44 and XP-47 design
P-47B 171 First prod. aircraft; eight .50-cal. in wings
P-47CC 602 Improved P-47B
P-47D-RE 3,963 Razorback P-47D; Blocks 1-22
P-47D-RE 2,546 Bubble canopy P-47D; Blocks 25-30
P-47D-RA 2,350 Evansville, Ind., plant; Blocks 2-23
P-47D-RA 3,743 Evansville bubble canopy; Blocks 26-40
XP-47E 1 (cv) Modified B (171st built); press. cockpit
XP-47F 1 (cv) Modified P-47B; laminar flow wing
P-47G-CU 354 Curtiss-built D model
XP-47H 1 (cv) Modified P-47D; 16-cylinder Chrysler engine
XP-47J 1 New model; six .50-cal.
XP-47K 1 (cv) Modified P-47D with Hawker Typhoon Cnpy.
XP-47L 1 (cv) Modified P-47D-20
YP-47M 3 (cv) Modified P-47D; dive brakes
P-47M 130 High-speed version
XP-47N 1 Improved D; new wing
P-47N-RE 1,667 Long-range escort model
P-47N-RA 149 5,934 canceled after VJ-Day



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