Republic P-47D Thunderbolt II: Warmin’ UP !!

Already warm and lively,thanks to the groundcrews, this pilot climbs in to the cockpit of his RAF 30 Sqn’s Thunderbolt Mk.II on the Burmese airfield of Jumchar. This photo emphasizes the Jug’s 8 x.50 Brownings mighty punch, the not very often seen Hamilton Standard Hydromatic propeller and the special South East Asia Command identification marks: white striping on nose, wings and tail surfaces. The British Jugs did a praiseworthy work over those distant lands, sadly not very well-known.

Photo: IWM.

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