Автор: Jerry Scutts
Название: P-47 Thunderbolt Aces of the Eighth Air Force
Издательство: Osprey Publishing Ltd
Серия: Aircraft of the Aces 24
Размер: 12.70 Мб
Для сайта: Bukvy.net
The US aviation industry produced three great fighter designs to equip its burgeoning army air force during World War 2, and of this trio, Republic's P-47 Thunderbolt was easily the heaviest. Powered, crucially, by a turbocharged Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial engine that produced 2000 hp, the first production fighters reached the 56th FG in June 1942, and six months later the group joined the Eight Air Force in Britain.