The Republic P-47 was by far the largest and heaviest single engine fighter built in the entire World War Two. Nicknamed "the Unbreakable" and "the Jug,"it was a rugged and dependable airplane, capable of flying its pilot back from combat even when full of holes from enemy fire. Heavily armed with eight .50-caliber machine guns, and carrying an impressive bomb load, it was very effective as both a bomber escort and a ground attack aircraft. Refined during his development, the P-47D was the most produced version, with 12,602 built.
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (RAF 135 Squadron): This fighting squadron, reformed in 1941, fought against the Japanese Empire, earning honor and glory on the Burma front.