P-47D-28 (China)

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General characteristics
1 personCrew
9.5 tTake-off weight
4.44 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
12 500 mCeiling
Pratt & Whitney R-2800-63Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
885 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
8 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
3 400 roundsAmmunition
768 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 1
2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombSetup 2
2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
Setup 3
10 x HVAR rocketsSetup 4
1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
10 x HVAR rockets
Setup 5
2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
10 x HVAR rockets
Setup 6
2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
10 x HVAR rockets
Setup 7
18 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
77 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 720 / 4 899/2 330 / 3 068/1 590 / 2 094Repair
22 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
77 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
400 Ge icon.pngAces
136 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
280 % Sl icon.png190 % Sl icon.png80 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Chinese fighter P-47D-28 (China). For other versions, see P-47 (Family).


GarageImage P-47D-28 (China).jpg

The ␗P-47D-28 is a rank III Chinese fighter with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/SB) and 4.7 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Flight performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 9,144 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
689 673 12 500 24.1 24.8 10.1 10.1 700
Max Speed
(km/h at 9,144 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
743 714 12 500 21.9 23 19.2 14.1 700


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
885 450 520 ~12 ~5
Optimal velocities
< 402 < 420 < 470 > 335
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
8,500 m 2,000 hp 2,300 hp

Survivability and armour

It can withstand a lot of damage, but due to the large rotation radius, it is not recommended to dogfight. It is more suitable for surprise attacks from a distance, destroying enemy aircraft in a short time.


Offensive armament

Main article: Browning M2 (12.7 mm)

The P-47D-28 (China) is armed with:

  • 8 x 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine guns, wing-mounted (425 rpg = 3,400 total)

Suspended armament

The P-47D-28 (China) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb (500 lb total)
  • 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs + 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb (2,500 lb total)
  • 10 x HVAR rockets
  • 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb + 10 x HVAR rockets (500 lb total)
  • 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs + 10 x HVAR rockets (2,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs + 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb + 10 x HVAR rockets (2,500 lb total)

Usage in battles

Always maintain speed. The P-47 handles like a dream at about 350-400 mph (563-643 km/h), but once it gets to >220 mph it handles like a pig dipped in mud. One great thing about the handling at high speed, though, is that the P-47 responds quickly at high speeds, and this allows some impressive defensive scissoring without losing wings at terminal velocity. The high-wing loading is an issue, though, as the Jug will lose most of its energy in a blackout turn. This does endow the Jug with one key feature- it is a rock-solid gun platform.

Unfortunately, zoom-climbing and dive acceleration are not the "Jug's" forte. The Bf 109 has a superior dive acceleration, and the Fw 190 can zoom-climb far faster. Still, the energy retention of the P-47 is great, along with the fact that it flies far faster than both the Würger and Messerschmitt. The P-47 is not a turn-fighter. Although it is possible to out-turn a heavy fighter like the Bf 110 C or Do 217, it is not recommended - the acceleration is mediocre, and once a P-47 is a sitting duck, it will be swarmed like flies to fruit in a compost pile. Acrobatic pilots will not be impressed by the P-47 as well, because it performs Immelmans very sluggishly and the roll rate is not magnificent as well.

Durability, as mentioned above, is pretty good. As in World WarII itself, the P-47 was renowned for its rugged construction. In War Thunder, the biggest weak point of the P-47 is its engine and wings. The wings can break fairly easily in manoeuvres at speeds around ~675.9 km/h or so. They also tend to break after a well-placed cannon burst (from planes like the Fw 190, A6M2/3). The engine though is also fairly susceptible to catching fire while chasing a bomber, but this is not due to its durability but to its size. Speaking of fire, the P-47D will be heavily damaged by the time it pulls itself out of a fire. One should immediately try to limp home if set aflame.

Performance of the P-47 at altitude is very good, but once you go above about 9,000 meters (~30,000 feet, its critical altitude), any energy lost will have to be regained by diving and losing altitude. Even though the D-30 now gets 70" boost (which is significantly more than the D-25), it still will have some troubles accelerating and climbing. Keep in mind that this boost is only achieved on WEP, although on military power it still has 65" of boost.

When used skillfully, the tracer rounds can be used to "scare" the opponent as due to the high calibre (for a machine gun) and fire rate, tracers from the .50 machine guns can be absolutely terrifying to anyone attacked by them. However, besides to the "scare" effect and low takedown capabilities, the tracers have limited practical use.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Separate Controllable
1 gear
Auto controlled


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

Pros and cons


  • Great at diving and Boom & Zoom
  • Fantastic gun platform: the 2 "quartets" of M2s are extremely accurate and in many cases as powerful as cannon
  • Impressive payloads, making for fantastic ground attack capability
  • Great engine performance above 6,000 m
  • Great high-speed handling
  • Fantastic top speed in level flight
  • Good scissoring capability
  • Great durability
  • Great cockpit visibility
  • Engine cools rapidly and can WEP for a long duration of time without overheating
  • Has 20 minutes of ADI WEP
  • Currently running 70" of boost, almost as high as P-47M, P-47N


  • Terrible turning radius at low altitude
  • Mediocre climb performance (but fully spaded you can reach 20m/s at 15*)
  • Engine prone to being set on fire
  • Poor low-speed handling
  • Large target
  • Engine can overheat quickly if you constantly use WEP
  • Machine guns are mounted very far apart


Thunderbolt pilots flew into battle with the roar of a 2,000-horsepower radial engine and the flash of eight .50 caliber machine guns. This combination of a robust, reliable engine and heavy armament made the P-47 a feared ground-attack aircraft. U.S. Army Air Forces commanders considered it one of the three premier American fighters, along with the P-51 Mustang and P-38 Lightning. The United States built more P-47s than any other fighter airplane.

After World War II, the Chinese Nationalist Air Force received 102 P-47Ds used during the Chinese Civil War. The Chinese Communists captured five P-47Ds from the Chinese Nationalist forces. In 1948, the Chinese Nationalists employed 70 P-47Ds and brought them to Taiwan in 1952. P-47s were used extensively in aerial clashes over the Taiwan Strait between Nationalist and Communist aircraft.



See also

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Republic Aviation Corporation
Fighters  P-43A-1 · P-47D-25 · P-47D-28 · P-47M-1-RE · ⋠P-47M-1-RE · P-47N-15
Jet Fighters  F-84B-26 · F-84G-21-RE
Export  ␗P-43A-1 · ␗P-47D-28 · ▂P-47D-27 · ␗F-84G-21-RE · ▄F-84G-21-RE · ▄F-84G-26-RE
Captured  ▀P-47D

China fighters
British  ␗Gladiator Mk I
Japanese  ␗A6M2 · ␗Ki-27 otsu · ␗Ki-43-III ko · ␗Ki-44-II hei · ␗Ki-61-I otsu · Ki-84 ko
American  CW-21 · Hawk III · P-66 · ␗P-40E-1 · H-81A-2 · ␗P-43A-1 · ␗P-47D-28 · ␗P-51D-20 · ␗P-51K
Soviet  ␗I-15bis · ␗I-153 M-62 · I-16 Chung 28 · ␗I-16 type 5 · I-16 type 10 · ␗I-16 type 17 · ␗La-9