Side by Side P-47s with Different Canopies

Title

Side by Side P-47s with Different Canopies

Subject

Two P-47s for comparison between a Bubble Top canopy and a Razorback canopy

Description

A side by side comparison of the original Razorback canopy (right) and the updated Bubble Top canopy (left) on P-47s. Complaints with the Razorback canopy included difficulty in bailing out for pilots in flight, as well as overall visibility.

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1940s

Files

P47_bubbletop_vs_razorback_canopy.JPG

Citation

“Side by Side P-47s with Different Canopies,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 8, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/91.