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Republic P-47 Thunderbolt (Warbird Tech Series, #23)
By Frederick A. Johnsen

One of the most informative tech books available on the P-47. Includes excellent drawings, cutaways, technical specifications, histories of the various models, and photos.



Republic P-47 Thunderbolt: World War 2 Album
By Ray Merriam

This pictorial album features over 250 photographs and illustrations of the famous "Jug" in USAAF and foreign service. 261 photos, 13 illustrations, 4 three-view drawings, and one cutaway illustration.



P-47 Pilots: The Fighter-Bomber Boys
By Tom Glenn

In this extraordinary book, author Glenn takes us inside the cockpit of his P-47 during his combat missions in World War II. Sparing the reader the usual pilot's pretense, he shares his story in a direct, true way which is often wrenching and emotional. Destined to become a history classic.



Republic P-47 Thunderbolt: Combat Legend
By Jerry Scutts

One of Airlife's excellent "Combat Legends" series, this book details the P-47 Thunderbolt in all of its numerous theaters of operation in WWII.



P-47 Thunderbolt
with the USAAF:
European Theater of Operations
By Thomas Szlagor

A visual history of the P-47 Thunderbolt. Contains more than 120 black and white photographs -- all accompanied by informative captions, 12 color photos, 8 pages of color profiles. Also includes bonus decals representing the unique markings of featured aircraft in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale.




Republic P-47 Thunderbolt: The Operational Record
By Jerry Scutts

A very complete accounting of the P-47 in World War II. Units, victories, pilots and bases are all covered in impressive detail.



Angels Zero: P-47 Close Air Support in Europe
By Robert V. Brulle

The fascinating personal history of Lt. Brulle's experiences flying the "Jug" in the harrowing Close Air Support role in WWII.



Republic Thunderbolt P-47
(Roaring Glory Warbirds, Volume 5)  [DVD]

Produced by Kevin Lucero

Jeff Ethell hosts this insider's look at World War Two's fighter-bomber workhorse, the P-47. Includes modern color footage, an original training film, a WWII pilot's "family album," multiple camera angles, and the complete pilot's manual. A great addition to your aviation DVD collection.



Thunderbolt! Fighter Planes Over Italy -- Deluxe Edition [DVD]
With James Stewart, Jimmy Doolittle, Ronald Reagan

"Thunderbolt" is a striking portrait of the P-47 and the men who flew itFilmed in color in 1944, and narrated by Hollywood favorite James Stewart, the movie shows "Operation Strangle," an effort to crush German supply lines during the Battle of Cassino in Italy. Also included on this deluxe edition DVD are other rare films including "Fight For the Sky" narrated by then-actor Ronald Reagan. In that film you'll see P-47s, P-38 Lightnings, and P-51 Mustangs as they provide escort for the B-17s and Liberators of the 8th Air Force. Also included is "A Day With the A-36s" which features rare gun camera footage of the ground attack variant of the P-51 Mustang blowing up bridges, strafing trains, and providing ground support. It's aviation history as you've never seen it before.


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