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P-47 Thunderbolt

What do you know about P-47 Thunderbolt?
Defend with this World War II History Made Easy quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was the largest single-engines fighter of its day, and a vast improvement over the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, its predecessor.P-47 Thunderbolt
What was the fighter also known as?

  1. Jug
  2. Manic
  3. Bottle

2) When did the P-47 make its maiden flight?

  1. July 4, 1941
  2. May 6, 1941
  3. December 1, 1941

3) What was the initial fighter group that flew the P-47?

  1. 65th Fighter Group
  2. 75th Fighter Group
  3. 56th Fighter Group

4) Major Don Blakeslee of the 4th FG scoring the Thunderbolt's first air victory.

  • True or False

5) Republic could not produce Thunderbolts fast enough at its Farmingdale plant on Long Island, so a new plant was built.
Where was the new plant's location?

  1. Evansville, Indiana
  2. South Bend, Indiana
  3. Mount Vernon, Illinois

6) Steve Earle's song is about an American P-47 pilot in World War II; it contains a verse "My P-47 is a pretty good ship/ She took a round comin' cross the channel last trip."
Name the song?

  1. Going Home to Betty
  2. My Home
  3. Johnny Come Lately

7) The P-47 served with the Army Air Forces (United States Air Force after 1947) until 1949, and with the Air National Guard until 1953.  In 1948 it received a new designation.
What was the new designation?

  1. F-10
  2. F-47
  3. FB-47

8) The P-47N was the last Thunderbolt variant to be produced. It was designed as an escort fighter for the B-29 Superfortress bombers.
Where was their missions?

  1. Japan
  2. Korea
  3. China

9) The P-47 gradually became the USAAF's best fighter-bomber, carrying the 500 pound bombs, the triple-tube M-8 4.5 inch rocket launchers, and eventually HVARs.

  • True or False?

10) What was the nickname for the bubbletop P-47s by combat pilots in the field?

  1. High Prince
  2. Superbolts
  3. Lookout Watch

P-47 Thunderbolt [Answers]

1) A. 2) B. 3) C. 4) True . 5) A. 6) C. 7) B. 8) A. 9) True 10) B.

  • 1. Jug
  • 2. May 6, 1941
  • 3. 56th Fighter Group
  • 4. True
  • 5. Evansville, Indiana
  • 6. Johnny Come Lately
  • 7. F-47
  • 8. Japan
  • 9. True
  • 10. Superbolts


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