Republic P-47 Thunderbolt | 43-46952 | 346952

Operator
USAF
Aircraft model
XP-47J

This is the sole prototype of the 'Superbolt', a lightened and modified P-47D-20-RE. This aircraft retained the 2100 hp Pratt and Whitney R-2800-61 radial engine, but housed the powerplant in a very closely cowled and fan augmented housing. A separate ventral intake for the CH-5 Turbo-supercharger was also a feature. This aircraft achieved a speed of 504 mph. in level flight in August 1944.


Aircraft model

P-47 "Thunderbolt"

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_the_united_states.svg United States of America | Military

Registration number

346952

Serial number

43-46952

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt | 43-46952 | 346952