P-47 Thunderbolt Aces of the Eighth Air Force

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The US aviation industry produced three great fighter designs to equip its burgeoning army air force during World War 2, and of this trio, Republic's P-47 Thunderbolt was easily the heaviest. Powered, crucially, by a turbocharged Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial engine that produced 2000 hp, the first production fighters reached the 56th FG in June 1942, and six months later the group joined the Eight Air Force in Britain. The arrival of the first P-47Cs in mid-1943 addressed the problem of the aircraft's short ...

P-47 Thunderbolt Aces of the Eighth Air Force 1998, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781855327290

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