"The Thunderbolt"- New American high altitude fighter

Object Title

"The Thunderbolt"- New American high altitude fighter

Reference

BEN 112

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Item

Scope and Content

The latest American single-seater fighter, the Republic P.47 known as the "Thunderbolt" has been in operations from British bases for some time. The largest and heaviest single seater fighter in the world, pilots give favourable reports of its high diving speed and effective aileron control. designed as top speed rated in excess of 400 mph at high of 2000 hp, fitted with Turbo-Supercharger. The armament consists of eight inch calibre machine guns, these give a total rate of fire of 6,400 rounds a minute. in a series of operations they have shot down several of the German crack FW 190's. Aerial view of "Thunderbolts" in formation.

Numbered FX.7776.D and 29516292.

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1 photograph

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Open access

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