P-47 Razorback... huh? -1 reply

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Meadow

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#1 16 years ago

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Found it on the Braziillian FH site. What's the difference? Why was this not posted on the US one?




Beast of War

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#2 16 years ago

Newer version P47's ( like most newer version fighter aircraft of the day ) had a "bubble" canopy that had clear vison in all directions including directly behind.

As you can see, the "razorback" like the FH model in your post cockpit prevents seeying well what is happening behind you...... it simply is an earlier war version....

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Meadow

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#3 16 years ago

So what maps would it be good for?




FryaDuck

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#4 16 years ago

Adak island.




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#5 16 years ago

All P-47's prior to the D model started life as a "Razorback. Staring with the P-47D-25 model all P-47's made use of a cut down rear fuselage and adapted a Typhoon bubble canopy.

The point was all around better visibility in a dogfight. If someone is on your six its alot easier to check your tail with a bubble canopy plane than a razorback version. The little fillet between front base of vertical stabilizer and the top of fuselage was added to improve directional stability.

Top speed dropped a wee bit and directional stability was lost but the better visiblity was considered worth the problems.




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#6 16 years ago

"Miss Behave" ?

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lukav

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#7 16 years ago
HeLmUt_KlAmKe"Miss Behave" ?

mis·be·have (mibreve.gifslprime.gifbibreve.gif-hamacr.gifvprime.gif) v. mis·be·haved, mis·be·hav·ing, mis·be·haves v. intr. To behave badly.




HeLmUt_KlAmKe

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#8 16 years ago

Thank you mr.Copy/Paste




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#9 16 years ago
Anlushac11All P-47's prior to the D model started life as a "Razorback. Staring with the P-47D-25 model all P-47's made use of a cut down rear fuselage and adapted a Typhoon bubble canopy.

There were some D's with razor backs as well like the D10. The D25, 27 and 30 I think were the bubble top versions although lots of razorback version were still flying right till the end of the war, like the P51B and C despite the D being the newer version.

There was also the P47M and P47N which was used in the PTO.

P47's would not be out of place in any PTO or European map. They actaully saw service on every front in the war, even with the USSR who bought 200 of them but they didn't see much action. The British used them in 'cab ranks' like the Typhoon in Burma, India and the far east.




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#10 16 years ago

Thanks guys!