P-47 "Thunderbolt" in Soviet Union
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P-47D-27-RE. 255-th IAP, Northern Fleet
The most known airplane of company Republic P-47 Thunderbolt designed by Alexander Kartveli, has played the important role in the World War 2 and was continuation of family of machines which began from Alexander Severskiy's airplane R-35.
In the project he started with use of a reciprocating engine with turbocompressor Pratt and Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp and has received the order for prototype ХР-47В on the basis of this project.
The new airplane represented a all-metal low-wing monoplane with a fabric covering of control surfaces.
In Soviet Union during WW2 were supplied in accordance to Lend-Lease terms 195 fighters Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
|Year of production
|Wing span, m
|1 PE Pratt&Whitney R-2800-21 Double Wasp, hp
|On forcing mode
|Maximum takeoff weight
|Maximum speed, km/h
|Cruising speed, km/h
|Service ceiling, m
|Service range, km
|Service range with external fuel tank capacity 7571, km
|8 X 12.7-mm machine guns, one bomb under rear fuselage, kg
- "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/
- "American Warplanes of World War II" /under cor. David Donald/