P-47 - More Firepower!

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  1. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    I don't think this has been posted here, but I came across a couple of pics I found interesting from www.ww2incolor.com

    Apparently the 78th FG tried a field mod where the added a pair of 20mm cannons to a P-47. I reseatched this and apparently it was not used or used very little in combat - possibly ground attack.

    I love the Jug, but a fighter armed with 8 x .50 cals and 2 x 20mm cannons would have been incredible.

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    US Air Force - P-47 with 20mm gun

    David
     
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    That would've been incredible!
     
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    Interesting setup there Viking, never seen that before. Many thanks!!!
     
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    Good picture, didn't know they put something like that on the P-47.
     
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