Chino Airshow 2006
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was affectionately called the "Jug" by it's pilots. It was tough and durable and developed quite a reputation for being so. During WWII, the P-47 logged almost 2 million combat flight hours.  It was responsible for the loss of many enemy airplanes, trains and other ground assets. Five allied nations also used the Thunderbolt in WWII and further developments led to Jugs being used in the Pacific to escort B-29s. After the war, it spent 9 years in national guard and reserve units. 15 other nations around the world also used the Thunderbolts post-war for many years. Pictured here are 2 versions, the Razorback version (in green), and the Bubbletop version (in silver). These were the developments that were the easiest to see that distinguished the C models from the D models and beyond.

Chino Airshow, 2006 Index


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