1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 3
10 x HVAR rocketsSetup 5
10 x HVAR rocketsSetup 6
1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
10 x HVAR rocketsSetup 7
|This page is about the aircraft Lanovski's P-47M-1-RE. For other uses, see P-47 (Disambiguation)|
The ⋠Lanovski's P-47M-1-RE Thunderbolt is a gift rank IV American fighter with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB) and 5.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea" in Centenary of Poland Regaining Independence event and it was available for purchase for 6090 GE. The plane is painted after the camouflage scheme of Polish pilot Witold Łanowski in the US Army Air Force in the 61st Fighter Squadron.
The P-47M is a high-altitude interceptor that has impressive armament and ordinance that serves it well in both the fighter and Close Air Support role. In Air RB, it is currently unequalled in performance at a 5.7 battle rating, possessing ridiculous top speed, competitive climb rate, decent energy retention, great armament, and surprising manoeuvrability at speed.
As such, the P-47M is best played to its strengths as a Boom & Zoom and Boom & Run fighter in Air realistic battles. In Ground realistic battles it is an excellent fighter bomber with a good rocket/bomb load-out and .50 cals which can deal with most turret roof armour.
The M variant was specifically set up 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.
In War Thunder Air realistic battles, the P-47M sits at a battle rating of 5.7 while having the performance qualities of super-props. Top speeds above 5km exceed literally any opponent besides the Ta 152 H-1 (which is only capable of competing at around 9-10 km). Climb rate is great, at around an average of 23 m/s from 0-6000 m. WEP power is available for up to 12 minutes to maximize engine output.
Interestingly (besides the better engine), the P-47M gets a unique airbrake which makes it very easy to stick behind the tails of opponents in a high-speed dive.
Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.
| Max Speed
(km/h at 9,144 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 9,144 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
|< 402||< 420||< 470||> 335|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|9,800 m||2,100 hp||2,793 hp|
Survivability and armour
- 9.5 mm Steel - Seat back and head rest armor plate
- 38 mm Bulletproof glass - Windscreen
The Lanovski's P-47M-1-RE is armed with:
- 8 x 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine guns, wings-mounted (425 rpg = 3400 total)
The Lanovski's P-47M-1-RE can be outfitted with the following ordinance:
- 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb (500 lb = total)
- 2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (2,000 lb = total)
- 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb + 2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (2,500 lb = total)
- 10 x 127 mm HVAR rockets
- 10 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (500 lb = total)
- 10 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (2,000 lb = total)
- 10 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb + 2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (2,500 lb = total)
Usage in battles
No plane should concern a competent P-47M pilot. However, many planes do become worrying opponents when flying below 5 km. The La-7, Tempest Mk V/Mk II, and Yak-9P are all examples of planes that can run down a P-47M at sea level. While the P-47M has a good climb rate, be wary of significant altitude loss during dogfights which rob the fighter of most of its potential energy.
Aircraft which should be kept in mind is the air spawning German fighters, and actually most Rank 4 fighters.
If you happen to be flying againt the 47M try to bait it to a lower altitude where it's options become severely limited. Otherwise, there isn't much one can do against a P-47M, unless piloting a Spitfire or Zero.
Manual Engine Control
|Controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Separate||Not controllable||Not controllable|
- 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 for ground attack.
Pros and cons
- Forgiving aircraft
- Eight deadly .50 cal M2 Brownings
- Good ground-attack ordinance selection
- Unrivaled high altitude performance
- Very good high-speed manoeuvrability
- Good climb rate, on par with the Bf 109 G-2
- Almost unrivalled top speed
- Radial engine is generally resistant to damage
- Access to premium bonuses in Silver Lions and Research Points
- Payloads encourage a low-altitude attacker play style, playing into P-47M's disadvantages
- Poor low-Speed manoeuvrability
- Mediocre low altitude performance
- Large size and wingspan makes it an easy target when the enemy has lead
- Engine damage is very likely in head-ons
Four P-47D-27 Aircraft were pulled from 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 Farmingdale 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.
Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.
Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:
- reference to the series of the aircraft;
- links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.
- [Event] A Centenary of Poland Regaining Independence
- Official WT forum Aircraft Data Sheet section: "Republic P-47M"
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