DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt

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The P-47 Thunderbolt, nicknamed the Jug, served the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in World War II with distinction. In total 15,636 were built between 1941 and 1945. France, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, Mexico and Brazil also operated the P-47. It was armed with an impressive eight .50-caliber machine guns with 425 rounds per gun. In addition the Jug was armed with bombs and rockets and it excelled in the ground attack role. The P-47 also served in the bomber escort role before the introduction of the P-51 Mustang which had longer range.

Powered by an R-2800-59 Double Wasp turbocharged radial engine, the aircraft enjoyed exceptional power and durability. The Jug substantial weight gave it tremendous dive speed acceleration but the aircraft suffered from quite low Mach limits and hence the aircraft was equipped with dive flaps to avoid dangerous effects of compressibility. The bubble canopy of the D version of the P-47 provided excellent all round visibility.

The DCS: P-47D is a long-awaited addition to DCS World War II, and it provides varied and exceptional game play over our World War II battlefields.

Release: 12/17/2020

Key features of our P-47D Thunderbolt:

  • Unmatched flight physics that allow you to truly feel what it's like to fly this legend.

  • Highly detailed, six-degrees-of-freedom (6 DOF) cockpit.

  • Interact with cockpit controls with your mouse.

  • Accurate P-47D model, cockpit, squadron markings, and weapons.

  • Detailed modelling all instruments, weapons, engine, radios, fuel, and electrical systems.

  • Support of the new internal structure-based damage model including structural damage from high G load, depending on the damage received in battle.

  • Improved engine model with the water injection, a new cooling system and damage of the engine poor management of temperature and over-stress situations

  • Virtual Reality support including motion controllers.

P-47D-30 early modification that includes:

  • P-47D-30 late cockpit with K-14 gunsight

  • New, round-shaped throttle

  • Electrical bomb release selector

  • The aircraft has a dorsal fin that improves directional stability

P-47D-30 early modification that includes:

  • Mk VIII gunsight

  • Older style square-shaped throttle

  • Mechanical bomb release panel and exposed parking brake mechanism

  • No dorsal fin on the fuselage that has an effect on aircraft stability

P-47D-40 modification that includes:

  • Rockets munitions

  • New bombs/rocket operation cockpit panels

  • Late mod state throttle

  • Dorsal fin

Munitions include the following:

  • AN-M30A1

  • AN-M57

  • AN-M64

  • AN-M65

  • M8 rockets

  • HVAR rockets

  • M10 smoke tank


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