Republic XP-47E Thunderbolt
Last revised July 5, 1999
The last example of the P-47B series (41-6065) was converted during
manufacture in September 1942 as the XP-47E with a pressurized cockpit
and a hinged canopy. However, increased emphasis on low-level
operations over Europe lead to the cancellation of plans to introduce
this pressurized Thunderbolt into production.
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