Republic P-47G Thunderbolt

The P-47G was produced under license by Curtiss, at a factory in Buffalo that had previously produced the P-40. 354 P-47Gs were constructed, but production quality was never suitable for combat use, and the P-47Gs were instead used as training aircraft. This was still a valuable role, freeing the equivalent number of Republic produced aircraft for combat, but not what had been hoped for. The P-47G was produced in five blocks, each of which was virtually identical to an existing Republic model.

Curtis Designation

Equivalent of:

Number Built

P-47G-CU

P-47C

20

P-47G-1-CU

P-47C-1-RE

40

P-47G-5-CU

P-47D-1-RE

60

P-47G-10-CU

P-47D-5-RE

80

P-47G-15-CU

P-47D-10-RE

154

Two of the P-47G-15-CUs were converted into two-seat trainer aircraft, by adding a second cockpit in front of the original one. These aircraft were known as DoubleBolts. A small number of aircraft were converted to this role in the field by adding a second cockpit behind the original one.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (13 May 2007), Republic P-47G Thunderbolt, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_P-47G.html

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