Armament on a P-47

Title

Armament on a P-47

Subject

The 500-lb. bombs affixed under the wings and the 8 .50-caliber machine guns on a P-47

Description

The bombs were positioned just to the outside of the last machine gun, which was also where the bullets to the machine guns were stored in the wings. That made the wings the most vulnerable part of the plane, especially if the bombs had not been deployed yet.

Creator

Republic Aviation Corporation

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1940s

Files

bomb_and_50cal_guns_left.JPG
bomb_and_50cal_guns_right.JPG

Citation

Republic Aviation Corporation, “Armament on a P-47,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed July 11, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/85.