Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

The P-47 was (and still is) the largest single-engine piston-engine fighter ever produced. Although it was ill-suited to engage nimble fighters in aerial combat, its firepower and ruggedness made it perfect for ground attack. The P-47 and its British counterpart, the Hawker Typhoon, made close air support possible. 1. Colonel Hubert “Hub” Zemke’s P-47C-5-RE, named…Continue reading Republic P-47 Thunderbolt