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P-47 Thunderbolt

P-47 Thunderbolt

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was a real workhorse of the Allied victory. Nicknamed the “Jug”, the P-47 was a heavyweight warbird and packed a devastating punch.


The P-47 was a big plane. It was three feet wider than the P-51 and four feet longer. And at more than 10,000 pounds empty, it was substantially heavier than the 6,000+ pound P-51 Mustang and the 4,000+ pound British Spitfire. This Thunderbolt is one of approximately 14 P-47 flying in the world today.



The Pikes Peak Regional Airshow supports three museums in Colorado Springs—The Ft. Carson 4th Infantry Museum, The Peterson Air and Space Museum and The National Museum of WWII Aviation. These unique institutions are dedicated to the education of future generations through the preservation of our nation’s military heritage.