The Republic Thunderbolt. A fantastic plane in its own right. It was heavy, built like a tank, hard to shoot down - but it used two gallons of fuel every minute. It therefore didn't have the range of the Mustang.
Republic Thunderbolt I just went by the plant that used to make these planes in Evansville Indiana. Now a whirlpool factory
p 47 thunderbolt fighter
Just Jugs: Just stunning images of P-47's. Enjoy.
Thunderbolt aircraft named "MARION" of the Fighter Group in flight.
The Republic Thunderbolt, also known as Jug, was the largest, most expensive and heaviest fighter in aviation history to be powered by a single internal combustion engine. It was one of the main fighters of the United States air force during World War II.