The Pitot Tube on a P-47

Title

The Pitot Tube on a P-47

Subject

The pitot tube on a P-47 is on the right wing

Description

The pitot tube was used as a weather gauge, sending information like air speed and altitude to the console of the pilot. Pilots had to adapt to this plane quickly, but even experienced pilots had trouble in flying it. The pitot tube was located on the right wing of the P-47 as evidenced in this photo.

Creator

Republic Aviation Corporation

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1940s

Files

P47_Weather_Gauge.JPG

Citation

Republic Aviation Corporation , “The Pitot Tube on a P-47,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed February 21, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/100.