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The P-47

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:05 am
by toad
I'm waiting for payday to buy a kindle book about the P-47 in the Pacific Theater. I'm reminded of what I read about it's teething problems in the European theatre and how it gained a reputation as a ground attack fighter. The funny thing is that it was designed to be a high altitude bomber killer and that was why it carried the 8 fifty caliber machine guns. I need to research and see if the ever did a prototype with 20 mm guns. :?:

Re: The P-47

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:47 am
by HTRN
You know, for a second, i thought you were talking about the can opener.. :lol:

Re: The P-47

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:46 am
by Netpackrat
HTRN wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:47 am
You know, for a second, i thought you were talking about the can opener.. :lol:
Nah that was the P-38. :mrgreen:

Although I think anything mounting eight .50s probably counts as a can opener.

Re: The P-47

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:02 pm
by toad
Next the F-35 , it can open cans , be used as a knife or spoon , will fit on a key chain , and you can ride it to work, Just send one half billion for shipping and handling.