Classic Us Combat Aircraft WWII: P-47 Thunderbolt
- Rated NR
- Genre: Special Interest-War
- Release Date: 6/28/2011
Other fighter planes might get more credit, but the P-47 was the Allied workhorse of WWII. With a phenomenally powerful engine, advanced 4-blade propeller, an unheard of 8 machine guns, and the capacity to fire wing-mounted rockets, The Jug, as her pilots called her, was a formidable bomber escort. When faster, longer range P-51s took over escort duties, the heavily armored P-47 became a flying tank shredding through Nazi railways, shipping and artillery. Climb into the cockpit of this documentary to learn more about this plane’s development and role in combat. 2011/color/60 min/NR/widescreen.
|Run Time:||60 minutes|