Artist: Doug Kinsley
The P-47 Thunderbolt was the heaviest single seat fighter of WWII serving in Europe and the Pacific theater. Nicknamed the 'Jug', it was one of the best fighter-bombers of the war.
Huge for a fighter, it was very fast and it had excellent high altitude performance. Heavily armored and rugged, it could outdive any fighter the Japanese or Germans had.
Some of the highest scoring American aces flew the P-47, most of them being in the European theater. Thunderbolts were used extensively as ground support attack aircraft.
Exceptionally rugged, P-47's could take a lot of battle damage and still bring its pilot home safely. With the arrival of the P-47N, with a long range of almost 2,000 miles, the Thunderbolts flying from Okinawa could finally see some air-to-air action over Southern Japan.
If used to its maximum potential, the P-47 could defeat any Japanese or German fighter put in the air. After the war, Thunderbolts saw continued action with foreign Air Forces.
About the Artist
Doug Kinsley is owner of Aviation Illustrations which has been in the business of selling his aviation art for the last 19 years. Having drawn airplanes since he was a kid with no formal art training, his love for airplanes has enabled him to draw in such detail that one would have to take a second look.
Each drawing is thoroughly researched to ensure historical accuracy with unmatched detail - often taking up to 500 hours to complete the original, and on some of his prints you can find loving tributes to his family.
Doug has earned numerous awards for his artwork including a merit and honorable mention award at the EAA's annual art conference. His artwork is currently sold throughout the country in numerous art museums.
Each lithograph is printed on heavyweight acid-free paper and custom matted.
•Measures 10¾" x 7"
This product is proudly Made in the USA!