Lend - Lease
P-47 "Thunderbolt" in Soviet Union
The most known airplane of company Republic P-47 Thunderbolt designed by Alexander Kartveli, has played the important role in the World War 2 and was continuation of family of machines which began from Alexander Severskiy's airplane R-35.
In the project he started with use of a reciprocating engine with turbocompressor Pratt and Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp and has received the order for prototype ХР-47В on the basis of this project. The new airplane represented a all-metal low-wing monoplane with a fabric covering of control surfaces.
In Soviet Union during WW2 were supplied in accordance to Lend-Lease terms 195 fighters Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
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