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P-47B

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Totals
905000 Price
360 Survivability
6770 kgWeight
288.7 Damage
Speed
1525.9 Airspeed
650 km/hTop Speed at Sea Level
650 km/hTop Speed at Best Altitude
1500 mOptimum Altitude
860 km/hMaximum Dive Speed
96.6 m/sRate of Climb
180 km/hStall Speed
420 km/hOptimum Airspeed
Mobility
75.7 Controllability
13.5 sAverage Time to Turn 360 deg
140 °/sRate of Roll
1014 Maneuverability
VI
Republic P-47B Thunderbolt
905000
Developed on request of the U.S. Army Air Corps after the production of the Р-43 Lancer and P-44 Rocket was discontinued. First flew in May 1941. A total of 171 P-47Bs were built and used for conducting flight trials and training of pilots.

Tech Tree

Engine
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Engine
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp2300
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg1450
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EngineXR-2800-21
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1850
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg1100
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XR-2800-21
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6400
EngineR-2800-21
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp2000
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg1300
Price:
Research cost6400
Purchase price54000
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6400
R-2800-21
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8600
EngineR-2800-59
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp2300
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg1450
Price:
Research cost8600
Purchase price62000
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8600
R-2800-59
Airframe
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AirframeXP-47B
Specifications:
Survivability360
Weight, kg5310
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XP-47B
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10000
AirframeP-47D-22
Specifications:
Survivability380
Weight, kg6068
Price:
Research cost10000
Purchase price65000
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10000
P-47D-22
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Airframe
Specifications:
Survivability380
Weight, kg6068
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Wing-mounted weapon
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Machine gun12.7 mm AN/M2 (W)
Specifications:
Caliber12.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1120
Damage45
Rate of Fire, rounds/min750
Weight, kg60
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6x12.7 mm AN/M2 (W)
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Machine gun12.7 mm AN/M2 (W)
Specifications:
Caliber12.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1120
Damage45
Rate of Fire, rounds/min750
Weight, kg60
Price:
Purchase price16400
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8x12.7 mm AN/M2 (W)
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Machine gun
Specifications:
Caliber12.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1120
Damage45
Rate of Fire, rounds/min750
Weight, kg60
Price:
Purchase price16400
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8x
Outboard weapon
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No weapons
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2400
Bombs250 lb
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m60
Damage2200
Weight, kg113
Price:
Research cost2400
Purchase price750
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2400
2x250 lb
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Bombs
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m75
Damage4300
Weight, kg225
Price:
Purchase price1150
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2x
Outboard weapon
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No weapons
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1650
Rockets4.5'' M8
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m30
Damage750
Weight, kg17
Price:
Research cost1650
Purchase price430
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1650
6x4.5'' M8
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Rockets
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m30
Damage750
Weight, kg17
Price:
Purchase price430
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6x
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No weapons
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No weapons
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No weapons


Modules

Engine

Engine

Tier Engine Engine Power, hp / Thrust Type Weight, kg Price,
VI 2300 air-cooled 1450 62000
VI XR-2800-21 1850 air-cooled 1100 48000
VI R-2800-21 2000 air-cooled 1300 54000
Airframe

Airframe

Tier Airframe Survivability Weight, kg Price,
VI XP-47B 360 5310 42000
VI P-47D-22 380 6068 65000
Wing-mounted weapon

Wing-mounted weapon

VI 12.7 mm AN/M2 (W) 12.7 1120 45 750 60 16400
Outboard weapon

Outboard weapon

Tier Bombs Damage Radius, m Damage Weight, kg Price,
IV 250 lb 60 2200 113 750
V 75 4300 225 1150
Outboard weapon

Outboard weapon

Tier Rockets Damage Radius, m Damage Weight, kg Price,
V 4.5'' M8 30 750 17 430


Compatible Equipment

Compatible Consumables

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Flying block of steel, highest HP of any tier 6 light fighter or multi-role
  • Equips the 2nd largest compliment of machine guns in the game
  • Can carry bombs and rockets unlike the F4U-1
  • Strong boost, can zoom out of hairy situations
  • Surprisingly good service ceiling


Cons:


  • Flying block of steel, turn time is as bad as the Fw 190 A5's
  • 500lb Bombs take twice as long to reload as predecessor despite being the exact same bombs
  • Machine gun only armament, no autocannons, takes longer to down heavier aircraft
  • Poor climb rate for its max altitude plus high stall speed


Performance

The first of the P-47 Thunderbolts, the P-47B holds a reputation for being incredibly tough, surprisingly fast, and armed to the teeth. The P-47B can carry eight .50 caliber Brownings, giving it a tremendous volume of fire at close range. For ground targets it can bring both six 4.5 inch rockets and two 500lb bombs for flattening targets of opportunity. The P-47B is a true heavyweight with a powerful 2300hp engine and 380 hitpoints, giving it good survivability under fire and the speed to zoom in and out of combat. It also boasts a whopping 20-second boost and retains the good altitude performance of most American planes at 1500m, for good reason. The biggest downside (and one you must always pay attention to) is the atrocious maneuverability. The P-47B turns slowly and climbs poorly; tight encounters with fighters and some multiroles mean certain death unless you keep enough boost time to zoom away. Play smart and plan your attack routine, whether dropping your ground ordnance first before going after aerial targets or vice versa. By necessity most of your aerial kills will be cumbersome planes like bombers or GAs, while fighters and multiroles should only be engaged with backup or when they're mangled enough to guarantee a kill. Your eight Browning machineguns will get the job done almost as good as autocannons, without the overheating problem. Overall the P-47B is a solid multirole that excels in pummeling ground targets or aircraft, while being fast enough to get away with it.


History for this plane not found


USA IBoeing P-12 IICurtiss F11C-2 IIGrumman F2F IIBoeing P-26 Peashooter IIIGrumman F3F IIISeversky P-35 IVBrewster F2A Buffalo IVRepublic P-43 Lancer VGrumman F4F Wildcat VRepublic XP-44 Rocket VIChance-Vought F4U-1 Corsair VIRepublic P-47B Thunderbolt VIIChance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair VIIRepublic P-47N Thunderbolt VIIIGoodyear F2G Super Corsair VIIIRepublic XP-72 IXRepublic F-84B Thunderjet IXLockheed F-94D Starfire XRepublic F-84F Thunderstreak XChance-Vought F7U Cutlass
UK IGloster Goldfinch IIHawker Demon IIIBlackburn Skua IVHawker Hurricane Mk I VHawker Hurricane Mk II VHawker Hurricane IID VIHawker Tornado VIIHawker Typhoon VIIISupermarine Seafang F.32 VIIIHawker Tempest IXHawker Sea Hawk XHawker Hunter
Germany IArado Ar 65 IVArado Ar 197 VFocke-Wulf Fw 190 A-1 VIFocke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5 VIIFocke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8/R2 VIIFocke-Wulf Fw 190 D VIIIMesserschmitt Me 109 TL VIIIBlohm und Voss P.210 IXBlohm und Voss P.212.03 XBlohm und Voss P.215.02
USSR IPolikarpov I-5 IIPolikarpov I-15 IIPolikarpov I-5 ShKAS IIIKochyerigin-Yatsenko DI-6i IIIPolikarpov I-16 (early mod.) IVPolikarpov I-16 (late mod.) IVPolikarpov I-16 Type 29 IVBorovkov-Florov I-207/4 IVLavochkin LaGG-3 series 4 VLavochkin LaGG-3 series 34 VCurtiss P-40 M-105 VYakovlev Yak-7 VYakovlev Yak-7 M-82 VIIlyushin IL-1 VIYakovlev Yak-9 VIIYakovlev Yak-9U VIIIMikoyan-Gurevich I-260 VIIISukhoi Su-9 IXAlekseyev I-211 XAlekseyev I-215
China IICurtiss Hawk III
Japan INakajima Type-91 VIIMitsubishi J4M Senden VIIIKyushu J7W1 Shinden IXKyushu J7W2 Shinden-Kai XKyushu J7W3
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