The P-47 Thunderbolt, the Jug.
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Published by P-47 Thunderbolt Pilots Association in New York, N.Y .
Written in English



  • United States


  • P-47 Thunderbolt Pilots Association,
  • Thunderbolt (Fighter planes),
  • Fighter pilots -- United States -- Biography,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesP-forty-seven Thunderbolt, the "Jug".
ContributionsP-47 Thunderbolt Pilots Association.
LC ClassificationsUG1242.F5 P26 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3792995M
LC Control Number81081363

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'Jug' fans will want to add Cory Graff's P book to their World War II bookshelves. There are a number of Thunderbolt books out there - Warren Bodie's is the very best - but Graff's comprehensive, well-illustrated summary is hard to beat in terms of an introduction to Republic's heavyweight fighter/5(11). Written mostly "only" about ten years after the main events actually happened, this book tells the story of Lieutenant Colonel Robert S. Johnson, from his early years, over his training period as a US Army aviator, until his combat tour in the ETO flying P Thunderbolts with the 56th Fighter Group from the UK in and , when he became the first USAAF fighter pilot in the European theater to /5(). This book "The Jug was the ultimate American fighter of World War II. Although it has been overshadowed by the arguably "sexier" P, the Thunderbolt made more aces, flew more missions, dropped more bombs and continually evolved throughout the course of the war, to become a true "multi-role" fighter aircraft.4/5. This is the second of two "in Action" products on the P Both are very good in each of their own right. This publication goes into more detail on the Thunderbolt, while the first issue is more to the using organizations. Photo work in both P in Action books are exceptional. Color art work has got to be some of the best around/5(9).

Books shelved as pthunderbolt: Republic P Thunderbolt, Vol. III by Tomasz Szlagor, Republic P Thunderbolt, by Krzysztof Janowicz, FD. More photos P of the th Fighter Group th Fighter Squadron, th Fighter Group, 12th Air Force. Colonel J.L. Laughlin, of the nd Fighter Group, smokes a cigar with his dog mascot “Prince” inside the cockpit of his PD serial “Five By Five” (coded B8-A) A two-seat P Thunderbolt nicknamed “Astra” of the th Fighter Group.   In fact, when fully armed, a P Thunderbolt could deliver about half the payload of a B Flying Fortress. When equipped with inch M8 rockets, the Jug had the firepower equal to a battery of mm howitzers. Late-model Jugs patrol the skies over the Pacific. Republic PD Thunderbolt, nicknamed "Jug;" during World War II, the P served in every active combat theater and with many Allied air forces. Refinements of the Thunderbolt continued, leading to the definitive PD, of wh examples.

However, there is no better way to get a feel for the war, particularly the air war, and how it was fought in that part of the world. The P Thunderbolt, also known as Jug, was a punishing fighter-bomber well suited to the kind of war in the air being fought in the MTO. Footage from this film was used in several other films and movies.   Published on The Republic P Thunderbolt was known to be the heaviest single engine aircraft fighter to see service in World War Two. The P was seen as a giant when compared to. The distinctive, rugged lines of this heavyweight single-seater earned it the nickname the jug. But what the Thunderbolt lacked in elegance, it more than made up for in firepower. Of Thunderbolts built, only 54 airframes are known to exist today.3/5(2). Republic P Thunderbolt: Combat Legend By Jerry Scutts One of Airlife's excellent "Combat Legends" series, this book details the P Thunderbolt in .