Guts of the P-47, had not idea it was so massive

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  1. wiking85

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    Referring to another discussion about cockpit heaters, did the P 47 have a good heater or did the pilot benefit from sitting near the exhaust pipe?
     
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    Thank you. This collection of pipes and ducts was good for 2000-2500hp.

    Now for all the people who want a turbo p-39 or turbo P-40 cut the piping and ducts in half. Shorting them is no problem. But you need one of the black pipes (exhaust) or cross sectional equivalent. one of the Silver upper pipes or cross sectional equivalent leading to engine supercharger. 1/2 the cross sectional duct between the exhausts for intake air and cooling air for the intercooelr/s, you need one inter cooler of the size shown ( there are two there) or split it and you need the ducts to flair to size of the inter cooler/s to minimize internal drag and/or turbulence in the ducts. Please note that only the left hand intercooler has the exit duct present. Granted the P-47 turbo was bigger than a "B" series turbo but the size of the turbo itself wasn't really the problem.
     
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    All that ductwork is probably why the P47 had so much cockpit safety if it belly landed.
     
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    Fantastic picture!
     
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    Any picture of the other side?
     
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    Interesting shot! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Any idea what that lot weighed?
     
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    Yes dear boy, any pic of the other side?
     
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