The Republic Aviation P-47 THUNDERBOLT
AirCorps Aviation, known for world class aircraft restorations, has been building up and organizing components for a second P-47D THUNDERBOLT restoration. The THUNDERBOLT was a high speed aerial tank flying at a top speed of 440 mph armed with eight Browning .50 caliber machine guns. The P-47’s 18-cylinder, 2,600-horsepower Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp and impressive engineering allowed the robust air frame to keep pace with its adversaries in the European and Pacific theaters of WWII. Of more than 15,000 built, less than 15 still fly today.