The Induction and Exhaust System on a P-47

Title

The Induction and Exhaust System on a P-47

Subject

The induction system that leads to the engine and exhaust system on the P-47

Description

This illustration shows the pathway of air into the engine of the P-47, showing how effective it made the P-47 at higher altitudes. The thinning air was compressed in the turbines as it passed on to the engine. This helped to increase horsepower and speed as they prepared to dive bomb. The engine and induction system is also the reason the plane is so large and heavy.

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1940s

Files

P47_engine_and_exhaust.JPG

Citation

“The Induction and Exhaust System on a P-47,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 8, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/92.