Big Jug

The P-47 Thunderbolt is my favorite plane from any era, hands down. I can’t point to any singular reason why. Rather, it’s the sum of the thing. The snarling Pratt & Whitney R2800 radial engine, the massive turbo-supercharger, the eight .50 cal Browning machine guns and sinister blast tubes. The hulking Jug’s sheer presence. Its…