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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