Bostwick's P-47M-1-RE Thunderbolt

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Bostwick's P-47M-1-RE Thunderbolt in the Garage.

Bostwick's P-47M-1-RE Thunderbolt is a gift Rank IV American fighter with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB), 5.3 (RB), and 5.7 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.70.1945 "Weapons of Victory". The Republic P-47M was the fastest of the production model Thunderbolts. The plane is painted after the camouflage scheme of American pilot George E. Bostwick in the US Army Air Force in the 56th Fighter Group.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

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General play style

The P-47 Thunderbolt is a very versatile aircraft. It is effective as high altitude Boom and Zoom fighter but also as a low altitude attacker. The primary tactic to remember when flying the Thunderbolt is to keep your air speed and altitude up. This will put you in situations where you have the advantage over your opponent. The P-47 is one of the best when it came to diving, and the dive brakes allow steep dives to be much safer than in the P-47D. It is a heavy plane and will be out performed in maneuverability at slower speeds, and should not be flown at low altitude – not only does it perform much worse down low than up high in regards to top speed, it accelerates poorly in a straight line, so any maneuvering will cause the plane to lose speed and leave it an easy target for aircraft that maneuver and/or accelerate better.

Vehicle characteristics

The M variant was specifically setup to intercept Germany's buzz-bombs and the new jet/rocket powered fighters. The primary advantage of this new variant came through speed. The aircraft was powered by either a Pratt & Whitney R-2800-14W or R-2800-5 engine while using the CH-5 turbo-supercharger. The aircraft was able to produce 2,800 hp, giving it a higher top speed.

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-Tactics

Pros and cons

Pros

  • High Altitude Performance
  • Good high Speed Maneuverability
  • High top speed
  • Dive flaps (Air Brakes)
  • Durability

Cons

  • Poor low Speed Maneuverability
  • Poor low Altitude Performance
  • Average acceleration and climb

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 8 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, wings-mounted (425 rpg = 3400 total)

M2_Late

M2_Late

M2 Late Browning USA

Pros

  • Improved shells over "M2 Early"
  • Very high shell velocity
    • Accurate.
    • Easy to lead shots with.
  • More powerful than the .30cals.
  • High rate of fire, though lower than the .30cals.

Cons

  • Weaker than cannons
  • Like the .30cals, default belts usually contain ball ammunition.


Payloads

  • 1 x 500 lbs AN-M64A1 bomb
  • 2 x 1000 lbs AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 1 x 500 lbs AN-M64A1 bomb + 2 x 1000 lbs AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 10 x 127 mm HVAR rockets
  • 10 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 1 x 500 lbs AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 10 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 2 x 1000 lbs AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 10 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 1 x 500 lbs AN-M64A1 bomb + 2 x 1000 lbs AN-M65A1 bombs

bombs

bombs

Bombs

nation Mass name Caliber Drag   Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen     Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen  
Bomb properties High explosive Fragmentation
Germany ✙ 1000kg sc1000 450 33 360.4 30m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
Germany ✙ 250kg sc250 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Germany ✙ 50kg sc50 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
Germany ✙ 500kg sc500 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Germany ✙ 10kg sd10a 152 0.8 0.3 5m 8mm 0 15m 5mm
Germany ✙ 10kg sd 10a 152 0.8 0.5 5m 10mm 0 15m 5mm
Japan ❁ 250kg mod25mark2 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Japan ❁ 500kg mod50mark2 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Japan ❁ 800kg mod80mark1 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
Japan ❁ 250kg type92mod25 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Japan ❁ 500kg type92mod50 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Japan ❁ 100kg type94mod10 267 9.3 0.9 6m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
Japan ❁ 50kg type94mod5 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
Japan ❁ 60kg type97mod6 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
Japan ❁ 250kg type98mod25 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Japan ❁ 800kg type99mod25 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
Japan ❁ 800kg type99mod80 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
USSR ✭ 100kg fab100 267 9.3 0.9 6m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
USSR ✭ 1000kg fab1000 450 33 360.4 30m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
USSR ✭ 250kg fab250 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
USSR ✭ 50kg fab50 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
USSR ✭ 500kg fab500 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
USSR ✭ 1500kg fab 1500m 46 450 33 2452.7 70m 450mm 94.4 150m 15mm
USSR ✭ 3000kg fab 3000m 46 450 33 8493.2 100m 500mm 94.4 150m 15mm
Britain ♚ 453kg 1000lbs gp 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Britain ♚ 453kg 1000lbs gp mk1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Britain ♚ 453kg 1000lbs mc mk1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Britain ♚ 113.4kg 250lbs 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
Britain ♚ 113.4kg 250lbs 43 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
Britain ♚ 113.4kg 250lbs late 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
Britain ♚ 226.8kg 500lbs 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Britain ♚ 226.8kg 500lbs 43 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Britain ♚ 1815kg mk2 cookie 450 100 4955.1 80m 400mm 87.6 200m 15mm
USA ✪ 453.6kg 1000lb anm65 cone 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
USA ✪ 453.6kg 1000lb anm65a1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
USA ✪ 453.6kg 1000lbs 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
USA ✪ 45.4kg 100lb anm30 152 4.3 1 8m 50mm 51.3 40m 10mm
USA ✪ 45.4kg 100lbs 152 4.3 1 8m 50mm 51.3 40m 10mm
USA ✪ 907.2kg 2000lbs 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
USA ✪ 907.2kg 2000lbs anm66 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
USA ✪ 113.4kg 250lb anm57 267 9.3 4.1 12m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
USA ✪ 226.8kg 500lb anm64a1 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
USA ✪ 226.8kg 500lbs 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm

Rockets

Rockets

Aircraft Rockets

Nation Mass Name Velocity Caliber Drag   Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen     Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen  
Rocket properties High explosive Fragmentation
Germany ✙ 110.9kg br20 350m/s 210 100 210.8 5m 75mm 100 50m 10mm
Germany ✙ 3.85kg r4m orkan rocket 525m/s 55 0 0.6 1m 12mm 5.2 25m 8mm
Germany ✙ 2.78kg rz65 rocket 260m/s 73 17.5 0 0.9m 10mm 13.1 15m 8mm
Japan ❁ 60kg 60kg 340m/s 82 21.1 99.9 6m 60mm 0 15m 8mm
USSR ✭ 41.9kg rs132 350m/s 132 14 27.9 3m 75mm 43.3 25m 10mm
USSR ✭ 7.84kg rs82 340m/s 82 0 0.6 1m 23mm 16.9 12m 8mm
Britain ♚ 64kg hvar 420m/s 127 14 29.3 3.5m 75mm 98.6 17m 12mm
Britain ♚ 43kg rp3 350m/s 76 10.5 35.8 3.5m 75mm 56.7 15m 5mm
USA ✪ 583kg 11 75 in tiny tim 300m/s 298 17.5 1289.2 13m 120mm 183.4 45m 12mm
USA ✪ 64kg 5 in hvar 420m/s 127 14 29.3 3.5m 75mm 98.6 17m 12mm
USA ✪ 17kg m8bazooka 250m/s 114 3.5 6 1m 29mm 16.8 25m 7mm

Engine & Mobility

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Engine

Name: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-57C 18-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1770 hp (Stock), 2554 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 2466 hp (Stock), 3249 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1,070 kg
Name: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-57C 18-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1746 hp (Stock), 2100 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 2442 hp (Stock), 2796 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1,070 kg
Name: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-57C 18-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1746 hp (Stock), 2100 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 2442 hp (Stock), 2796 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1,070 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 720 km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 12,200 m
  • Turn Time: 25.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 8.3 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 500 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 801 km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 12,200 m
  • Turn Time: 22.8 s
  • Rate of Climb: 27.6 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 500 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 702 km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 12,200 m
  • Turn Time: 26.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 10.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 500 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 760 km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 12,200 m
  • Turn Time: 24.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 15.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 500 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 702 km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 12,200 m
  • Turn Time: 26.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 10.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 500 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 760 km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 12,200 m
  • Turn Time: 24.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 15.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 500 m

Performance

Warning this is still in the test phase and is probably incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data taken from 1.55)



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0.58
1.16
1.74
2.32
2.9
Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP



Modules and improvements

All modules and improvements are unlocked from the start. The Tracer belts are the most popular for Air combat, while several other ammunition belts are optional for uses such as ground attacking.

History of creation and combat usage

Ingame description

Four P-47D-27 Aircraft were pulled form the production line at the Farmingdale factory and were fitted with the Pratt & Whitney R-2800-57(C) engine. They were also equipped with a larger CH-5 turbo-supercharger allowing the aircraft to reach 2800hp at 32,000 feet. Air brakes were also added underneath the wings to aid in deceleration and recovery during dives. These four prototypes were re-designated YP-47M.

The engine installations were eventually added to the last 130 P-47D-30s from Framingdale in Sept of 1944. They were all re-designated P-47M-1-RE. It is important to note that the under-wing racks were not fitted to this aircraft. It was intended to be strictly a fighter. They were delivered in Dec. of 1944. The dorsal fins were later added as a field modification.

The M-variant saw service with the 56th Fighter Group but problems with the new highly tuned R-2800 delayed their use until the last weeks of the war in Europe. At one point the aircraft was pulled from service and replaced with D variants until the aircraft performed reliably. The P-47M was never used against V-1 flying bombs, it's original target.
The P-47M is most remembered for Major George Bostwick's engagements with the Me 262. Bostwick shot down a Me 262 on March 25 1945. He was able to damage a second one a few days later on April 7th.

His P-47M-1-RE had the nickname "Ugly Duckling" and a striking paint scheme.

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the P-47M from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

References


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Bostwick's P-47M-1-RE
Nation USA
Type High Altitude Fighter
Attackers
Fighting style Boom & Zoom
Ground Attack

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Characteristics
Empty Weight ~4855 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~6019 kg
Takeoff Weight ~8278 kg
Wing Area ~28 m²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks yes
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 2220 hp
WEP Duration 20.13 minutes
top speed ~689.76 kph at 9144 m
Climb Rate ~15.91 m/s
Turn Time ~14.10 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~174.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~10703 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~13269 lb
Takeoff Weight ~18250 lb
Wing Area ~301 ft²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks yes
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 2220 hp
WEP Duration 20.13 minutes
Top speed ~428.60 mph at 30000 m
Climb Rate 52.19 ft/s
Turn Time 14.10 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~35.64 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
8 x M2/late Browning 425 RPG
Payload Option 1
Nothing Loaded Clean Plane
Payload Option 2
1 x 💣 500 lbs Bomb
Payload Option 3
2 x 💣 1000 lbs AN-M65A1 Bomb
Payload Option 4
2 x 💣 1000 lbs AN-M65A1 Bomb
1 x 💣 500 lbs Bomb
Payload Option 5
10 x 🚀 173mm, 20.6kg HVAR rocket
Payload Option 6
10 x 🚀 173mm, 20.6kg HVAR rocket
1 x 💣 500 lbs Bomb
Payload Option 7
10 x 🚀 173mm, 20.6kg HVAR rocket
2 x 💣 1000 lbs AN-M65A1 Bomb
Payload Option 8
10 x 🚀 173mm, 20.6kg HVAR rocket
2 x 💣 1000 lbs AN-M65A1 Bomb
1 x 💣 500 lbs Bomb
Limits
Max Speed limit 910 kph
Gear lmit 450 kph
Combat Flaps 520 kph
Max static +G's ~14
Max static -G's ~6
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <380 kph
Rudder <420 kph
Elevators <450 kph
Radiator >250 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 565 mph
Gear lmit 280 mph
Combat Flaps 323 mph
Max static +G's ~14
Max static -G's ~6
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <236 mph
Rudder <261 mph
Elevators <280 mph
Radiator >155 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is controllable
Pitch is controllable
has automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
Radiator (oil) is controllable
Oil and water uses different radiator control
Supercharger is controllable
Turbocharger is controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
9320 m
30577 ft
100% Enginepower 2220 hp
WEP Enginepower 2826 hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)