Republic XP-47F Thunderbolt
Last revised July 5, 1999
XP-47F was the designation given to another P-47B airframe (serial
number 41-5938) which was used to test a new larger-area wing with a
laminar-flow aerofoil. It flew for the first time on September 17,
1942. No production was undertaken.
American Combat Planes, Ray Wagner, Third Enlarged Edition, Doubleday,
The American Fighter, Enzo Angelucci and Peter Bowers, Orion Books,
War Planes of the Second World War, Fighters, Volume Four, William
Green, Doubleday 1964.
United States Military Aircraft since 1909, Gordon Swanborough and
Peter M. Bowers, Smithsonian, 1989.
The Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, Aircraft in Profile, Edward Shacklady,
Famous Fighters of the Second World War, Volume I, William Green,
Thunderbolt!, Robert S. Johnson and Martin Caidin, Ballantine Books,
Thunderbolt: A Documentary History of the Republic P-47, Roger
Freeman, Motorbooks, 1992.