The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was one of the largest and heaviest fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a single piston engine. It was heavily armed with eight .50-calibre machine guns, four per wing. When fully loaded, the P-47 weighed up to eight tons, and in the fighter-bomber ground-attack roles could carry five-inch rockets or a significant bomb load of 2,500 pounds; it could carry over half the payload of the B-17 bomber on long-range missions (although the B-17 had a far greater range). The P-47, based on the powerful Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine, was to be very effective as a short-to-medium range escort fighter in high-altitude air-to-air combat and, when unleashed as a fighter-bomber, proved especially adept at ground attack in both the World War II European and Pacific Theatres.
The P-47 was one of the main United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) fighters of lt World War II, and served with other Allied air forces, notably those of France, Britain, and Russia. Mexican and Brazilian squadrons fighting alongside the U.S. were equipped with the P-47.
- Wingspan: 48in (1220mm)
- Fuselage Length: 39.3in (1000mm)
- Weight (Ready to fly): 1.5kg
- Radio: Minimum 4-channels with 4 servos
- Electric Motor: Boost 25 or equivalent size brushless motor
- Battery: 3 cells - 11.1 V 2800 mAh
- Recommended Prop: 10 x 5in for Boost 25 electric motor
Transmitter, Motor, Propeller, Servos, Battery, Extension Leads, Glue and Tools.