500-lb Bombs on a P-47

Title

500-lb Bombs on a P-47

Subject

Two 500-lb bombs are affixed under each wing on a P-47

Description

In addition to the .50-caliber machine guns, the P-47 was able to hold multiple kinds of bombs. This P-47 decorated as the one flown by Colonel Joseph Laughlin has 500-lb bombs attached under each wing. The planes were also capable of holding 1,000-lb general purpose bombs, 250-lb fragmentary bombs, 100-lb white phosphorous bombs, napalm, and air-to-ground-rockets.

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1940s

Files

P47_bomb_under_wing_left.JPG
P47_bomb_under_wing_right.JPG

Citation

“500-lb Bombs on a P-47 ,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed July 11, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/90.