P-47 Thunderbolt Pilot Training Manual

Vintage Pilot's Manual For WWII-Era Airplane

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The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was an American fighter aircraft. Affectionately nicknamed ‘The Jug’, the 1st prototype was produced in 1941, and eventually 15,686 P-47 Thunderbolts were produced, the last of which was accepted by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) from Republic Aviation’ Evansville, Indiana factory. The P-47 was one of the largest and heaviest fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a single piston engine. It was heavily armed with eight .50-caliber machine guns, four per wing. When fully loaded, the P-47 weighed up to eight tons, and in the fighter-bomber ground-attack roles could carry five-inch rockets or a significant bomb load of 2,500 pounds; it could carry over half the payload of the B-17 bomber on long-range missions.

Here is the Pilot Training Manual for the P-47. This manual covers the B, C, D & G models. These manuals are fascinating, even if you are not a pilot or expert in WWII military aircraft. Lots of photos, diagrams and charts. We have formatted the file for easy reading and printing and have added full-text search for easy navigation and research. Grab a piece of history and enjoy this wonderful example of World War 2 technology.  55 pages.

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