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.