US Naval Aviation Training Division

Republic P47 Thunderbolt World War 2 US airplane

Aeroplane identification poster, 1943

63x47cm

A particularly unusual style of aeroplane identification poster, owing to the very arty images. Most such posters rely on very plain silhouettes, this series – and we have several in this series (click here) – have a much more arty approach to the task with shading and an interesting angle view.

The Thunderbolt was produced between 1941 and 1945 as a fighter-bomber ground-attack airplane. POwered by a Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double-Wasp engine it was successful both in European and Pacific theatres as one of the main USAAF fighters of the Second World War. Many remain airworthy, it being a popular ‘warbird’.