The Republic P–47 was by far the largest and heaviest single engine fighter built in the entire World War Two. Nicknamed “the Unbreakable” and “the Jug,” it was a rugged and dependable airplane, capable of flying its pilot back from combat even when full of holes from enemy fire. Heavily armed with eight .50-caliber machine guns, and carrying an impressive bomb load, it was very effective as both a bomber escort and a ground attack aircraft. Refined during his development, the P–47D was the most produced version, with 12,602 built.
Republic P–47D Thunderbolt (RAF 135 Squadron)
This fighting squadron, reformed in 1941, fought against the Japanese Empire, earning honor and glory on the Burma front.