P-47N-15 Thunderbolt

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General info

The P-47N-15 Thunderbolt in the garage.

The P-47N-15 Thunderbolt is a Rank IV American with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB/RB) and 4.7 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.61 "Road to Glory".


The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

The P-47N-15 can in many ways be considered an more specialized fighter version of the P-47D series of fighters, being built solely for a boom and zoom strategy. The key difference separating the P-47N from both the D-series and other planes in general at the battle rating is it's top speed and maneuverability. bordering on just below 800 km/h, and with an airframe that can support it. This, coupled with its 8 devastating M2 .50 Brownings make it an extremely deadly and dangerous opponent.

The P-47N also has clipped wing tips, allowing it higher level flight speed and giving it a much more controllable and faster roll rate. However, these wings widened the landing gear base and added room for more fuel tanks to be added to increase its range. This however added quite a lot of weight reducing its climb rate. But Despite its clipped wings, the P-47N actually gained wing area over the other models of P-47. overall Improving its pitch tremendously.

Tactics

How to offensively Engage an enemy aircraft: From the start of the match you want to start by gaining altitude. Side climbing is heavily recommended, as many planes at the P-47's BR climb much faster vertically. Once at a high enough altitude, the P-47's greatest strength is its speed. It has great acceleration and great speed from most altitudes. From there your main operation of attack will be the simple boom and zoom tactic, or BnZ. Making good use of its amazing energy retention. However it isn't strictly limited to this role. the P-47N has very strong elevator and rudder authority. While it is not the most recommended tactic, if you are at a higher speed you can dog fight most planes for short periods of time. So long as you make use of vertical space as well as horizontal while you do it and watch your speed.

How to perform defensive fighting: The P-47N's primary defensive strength is it's powerful engine and good energy retention. As well, its maneuverability is not too bad as either. With its decent roll rate you are able to do repeated rolling maneuvers to keep out of an enemies gun sights. As a last resort if you need to. You can confidently put it in a full 90 degree dive until they pull off. It is very difficult to rip the wings of the P-47N- a great deal of speed is required.

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Tracer belts consists entirely of M20 API-T ammo, which shred and burn through all planes
  • One of the Fastest propeller driven aircraft currently available
  • 8x 12.7mm machine guns provide a very respectable damage output and a lot of projectiles, Capable of even taking out bombers reliably
  • Excellent high altitude performance
  • Excellent energy retention
  • Strong wings, can withstand a high speed dive much better than any other aircraft.
  • Durable engine and airframe that can take a beating.
  • Very responsive rudder and elevator controls
  • While at high speed can turn better than many planes it faces for a very brief duration (not necessarily recommended)

Cons:

  • Lousy maneuverability at low speeds
  • Lower than average climb rate, slightly slower in comparison to a P-51D-30 (mostly offset by its interceptor spawn)
  • At its weakest at low altitude (yet still decently strong overall)
  • Extremely slow and sluggish if taken out with a full fuel load. (not recommended to use its full fuel load for any game mode in game)
  • Machine guns are mounted very far apart

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 8 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (500 rpg = 4,000 total)

Payloads

  • 1 x 500 lbs bomb
  • 2 x 1000 lbs bombs
  • 2 x 1000 lbs bombs + 1 x 500 lbs bomb
  • 10 x 127 mm rockets
  • 10 x 127 mm rockets + 1 x 500 lbs bomb
  • 10 x 127 mm rockets + 2 x 1000 lbs bombs
  • 10 x 127 mm rockets + 2 x 1000 lbs bombs + 1 x 500 lbs bomb

bombs

bombs

Bombs

Nation Mass (nominal) Name Caliber Drag   Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen     Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen  
Bomb properties High explosive Fragmentation
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Germany
1,000 kg SC 1000L2 450 33 360.4 30m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
250 kg SC 250Ja 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
50 kg SC 50Ja 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
500 kg SC 500K 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
10 kg SD 10C 152 0.8 0.3 5m 8mm 0 15m 5mm
10 kg SD 10a 152 0.8 0.5 5m 10mm 0 15m 5mm
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Japan
250 kg mod.25 mk 2 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
500 kg mod. 50 mk 2 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
800 kg mod. 80 mk 1 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
250 kg Type 92 mod. 25 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
500 kg Type 92 mod. 50 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
100 kg Type 94 mod. 10 267 9.3 0.9 6m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
50 kg Army Type 94 mod. 5 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
60 kg Type 97 mod. 6 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
250 kg Type 98 mod.25 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
800kg Type 99 mod. 25 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
800 kg Navy Type 99 No. 80 mod. 1 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
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USSR
100 kg FAB-100 267 9.3 0.9 6m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
1,000 kg FAB-1000 450 33 360.4 30m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
250 kg FAB-250M-43 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
50 kg FAB-50 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
500 kg FAB-500 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
1,500 kg FAB-1500M-46 450 33 2452.7 70m 450mm 94.4 150m 15mm
3,000 kg FAB-3000M-46 450 33 8493.2 100m 500mm 94.4 150m 15mm
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Britain
453 kg 1000 lb GP 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
453 kg 1000 lb GP mk 1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
453 kg 1000 lb MC mk 1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
113.4 kg 250 lb 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
113.4 kg 250 lb 43 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
113.4 kg 250 lb late 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
226.8 kg 500 lb 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
226.8 kg 500 lb 43 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
1,815 kg mk 2 Cookie 450 100 4955.1 80m 400mm 87.6 200m 15mm
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USA
453.6 kg 1000lb AN-M65 cone 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
453.6 kg 1000 lb AN-M65A1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
45.4 kg 100 lb AN-M30A1 152 4.3 1 8m 50mm 51.3 40m 10mm
907.2 kg 2000 lb AN-M66A2 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
113.4 kg 250 lb AN-M57 267 9.3 4.1 12m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
226.8 kg 500 lb AN-M64A1 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
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France
kg 100 kg No. 1 m mm m mm
kg 200 kg No. 1 m mm m mm
kg 500 kg No. 2 m mm m mm

Rockets

Rockets

Aircraft Rockets

Nation Mass Name Velocity Caliber Drag   Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen     Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen  
Rocket properties High explosive Fragmentation
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Germany
110.9 kg BR 20 350 m/s 210 100 210.8 5 m 75 mm 100 50 m 10 mm
3.85 kg R4M Orkan 525 m/s 55 0 0.6 1 m 12 mm 5.2 25 m 8 mm
2.78 kg RZ 65 Föhn 260 m/s 73 17.5 0 0.9 m 10 mm 13.1 15 m 8 mm
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Japan
60 kg 60 kg 340 m/s 82 21.1 99.9 6 m 60 mm 0 15 m 8 mm
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USSR
41.9 kg RS-132 350 m/s 132 14 27.9 3 m 75 mm 43.3 25 m 10 mm
7.84 kg RS-82 340 m/s 82 0 0.6 1 m 23 mm 16.9 12 m 8 mm
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Britain
64 kg HVAR 420 m/s 127 14 29.3 3.5 m 75 mm 98.6 17 m 12 mm
43 kg RP-3 350 m/s 76 10.5 35.8 3.5m 75 mm 56.7 15 m 5 mm
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USA
583 kg 11.75 in Tiny Tim 300 m/s 298 17.5 1,289.2 13 m 120 mm 183.4 45 m 12 mm
64 kg 5 in HVAR 420 m/s 127 14 29.3 3.5 m 75 mm 98.6 17 m 12 mm
17 kg M8 Bazooka 250 m/s 114 3.5 6 1 m 29 mm 16.8 25 m 7 mm

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: 1070 kg
Name: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-57C 18-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1746 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 2442 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1070 kg
Name: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-57C 18-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1746 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 2442 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1070 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 711 km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 13,500 m
  • Turn Time: 31.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 9.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 795 km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 13,500 m
  • Turn Time: 28.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 18.2 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 697 km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 13,500 m
  • Turn Time: 32.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 4.0 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 750 km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 13,500 m
  • Turn Time: 30.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 8.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 697 km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 13,500 m
  • Turn Time: 32.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 4.0 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 750 km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 13,500 m
  • Turn Time: 30.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 8.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m

Performance

P-47N-15 Thunderbolt/Horsepower graph

Modules and improvements

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair, Radiator Offensive 12 mm
II Compressor Airframe FMBC mk.1
III Wings repair, Engine New 12 mm MGs, FRC mk.2
IV G-suit, Engine injection Cover FLBC mk.1

Recommendation:
First and foremost the offensive 12mm belts should be researched. The next step should be to rush compressor, engine, and engine injection. the proceeding choice should be between the new MG's or the G-suit. The remaining modules can then be unlocked in any order desired.

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the P-47N-15 from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-usa.png P-47N-15 Thunderbolt
Nation USA
Type Fighter
Attackers
Fighting style Boom & Zoom
Ground Attack

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Characteristics
Empty Weight ~n/a kg ?
Empty Weight + fuel ~n/a kg ?
Takeoff Weight ~n/a kg ?
Wing Area ~n/a?
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 2000 hp ?
WEP Duration 19.99 minutes ?
top speed ~700.06 kph at 9144 m ?
Climb Rate ~10.60 m/s ?
Optimal climb velocity ~281.52 kph ?
Turn Time ~25.00 s ?
Wing loading (Empty) ~178.00 kg/m² ?
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~10958 lb ?
Empty Weight + fuel ~13485 lb ?
Takeoff Weight ~21022 lb ?
Wing Area ~301 ft² ?
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 2000 hp ?
WEP Duration 19.99 minutes ?
Top speed ~434.99 mph at 30000 m ?
Climb Rate 34.78 ft/s ?
Optimal climb velocity ~174.93 mph ?
Turn Time 25.00 s ?
Wing loading (Empty) ~36.46 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
2 x 💣 1000 lbs AN-M65A1 Bomb
1 x 💣 500 lbs Bomb
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
3 x 💣 500 lbs Bomb
Payload Option 8
10 x 🚀 173mm, 20.6kg HVAR rocket
2 x 💣 1000 lbs AN-M65A1 Bomb
Payload Option 9
10 x 🚀 173mm, 20.6kg HVAR rocket
Payload Option 10
6 x 🚀 114mm, 17.2kg M8 rocket
Payload Option 11
2 x 💣 500 lbs Bomb
6 x 🚀 114mm, 17.2kg M8 rocket
Limits
Max Speed limit 885 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 550 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
7350 m
24114 ft
?
100% Enginepower 2000 hp ?
WEP Enginepower 2300 hp ?
NOTE: These data are inaccurate! This is simply a placeholder. It will be updated with the correct information Soon™.