Putting the P-47 back into production?

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  1. Dark Matter

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    #1 Dark Matter, Aug 21, 2009
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    Hey guys.:confused:


    What if?


    What if they started making them again?

    For military use?

    They could fit some sparrows and sidewinders I think, and some low drag conventional bombs...

    I dont see whats wrong with it, it can go 500 mph and can turn on a dime (To me...).


    Your opinions, please...
     
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    Something similar is going on now. The SOC has been looking for a close air support aircraft that can loiter and is prop driven. My understanding is the Super Tucano and Texan 2 are amongst the aircraft they are considering. Seem the A-10 is getting old and even with a rebuild there are not enough to go around.

    OPFOR: Air Force to Stand Up SOC COIN Squadron?
     
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    I think the only role I could see it being used would be for what timshatz is talking about, and if you are going to do that you might as well bring back the Skyraider instead.
     
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    Back in the 80's there was a turboprop version of the F-51. The idea didnt go anywhere.
     
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    I don't understand why you would want to put it back into production.

    You can design and build much better aircraft today.
     
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    Becuase it could take damage like no other, goes 500 mph(which isnt that bad) and could carry alot of stuff.

    Now I know ther is better but the P-47 is trully remarkable.


    I could not see teh P-51 even near worthy enough to be put in production today, but the P-47!?...I can.
     
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    I cannot. There are far better planes than a P-47 that COULD be put back into production. They WOULD not ever put it back into productions. I would rather see the P-51 put back into service.....Laminar Flow wings and all 8)
     
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    The P-47 is far more superior and could fulfill more requirments to be used in the Modern-day Military.
     
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    Okay and my question is why would you EVER want it back.

    Plus the P-51 has the range. I am not getting into an argument with you, you always seem to think you are right and it just goes on and on and on when you fail to notice your wrong. The US Armed forces would NEVER bring a P-47 back into service
     
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    #10 Dark Matter, Aug 21, 2009
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    You posted nothing. The P-47 was more or less a ground attack fighter. The P-51 started out as that. The A-36 Apache. The P-51 was intended to escort bombers into Germany. It didn't need the bomb load!

    Could the P-47 escort the B-17's into Germany w/ drop tanks? No they could not! Air to air, I'd want a P-51 ANYDAY. Ground attack I'd go with the P-47. Then people say oh the P-47 could out dive the Mustang....Well you could too if you had a 2,000 HP engine strapped to the front of you! The P-51 had a 1,150 HP engine and was faster!
     
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    If teh P-51 has any chance of being a modern-day aircraft it vouldnt be very good becuase it couldnt be a fighter(not fast enough) and couldnt carry modern-day bombs and rockets.

    A plane has to be ableto do that otherwise its usless(except target practice).:lol:

    The P-51 was also alot cheaper then the P-47 and was a peice of junk.
     
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    The P-51 went faster than the P-47! The only place a P-47 would've gone faster would be a dive because of the massive engine it had. Also, with the weight of most rockets and bombs the P-47 would have a tough time too and a lack of space for them!
     
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    There is a thing called modifications that would give teh P-47 the stuff it needs.

    Wing Pylons and avionics and stuff.

    They could easly make a bigger drop tank for the plane, it sure as hell could carry the extra wheight!

    The P-51 was faster becuase it was lighter and not as good of quality.

    CHEAP PEICE OF JUNK!

    Go P-47!:D

    Why do you think teh P-47 was like 40,000 dollars more expensieve?

    And dont give me teh answer "Becuase it was 3,000 pounds heviar!
     
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    Where exactly do you get your information from?
     
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    Because I study it all friggen day long for the past 6 years!
     
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    I don't really think you can call the P-51 a piece of junk. The P-47 was a heavy aircraft. It was made of different materials and had more guns, that's why it was expensive!! Plus the engine of it was tougher to tune up then the P-51 engine. I don't think a high maintenance plan would be any use to the Armed forces. I am not denying the fact it can carry a bigger bomb load. You are denying the fact that the P-51 was faster. All you can say is that it's a piece of junk. With no arguement

    When the P-51 came into service it drastically reduced the bomber crews losses. Could the P-47 have done this? Don't give ME the answer "Yes with modifications it could"


    But your denying that the P-51 does have advantages over the P-51. Don't get me wrong I like the P-47. When it comes air to air it has to be the P-51.
     
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    You've studied since you were 7? How much information did you take in at that age?
     
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    The P-47 did make a difference and was and is far better then the P-51!


    It didnt need mods becuasei t was so freaking great!
     
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    Yes I did!

    I took every damn bit of that info and shoved it into my mind.:lol:
     
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