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New P-47 Thunderbolt Variants

The upcoming War Thunder update brings with it a special treat for all pilots and fans of the P-47 Thunderbolt series of aircraft in particular. Namely, as part of the next major update “Raining Fire” coming to War Thunder, we plan on adding a couple of new highly anticipated versions of the legendary Thunderbolt!

The next major update to War Thunder will bring with it an abundance of new vehicles, features and more. However, at the same time, we haven’t forgotten about some of the veterans in the game and we’re happy to present to our pilots two new versions of one of the oldest machines in War Thunder - the American P-47 Thunderbolt - coming to the game with the release of the incoming major update!


The next major War Thunder update introduces two new versions of the popular P-47 Thunderbolt - the P-47D-22 RE for US pilots, and the Thunderbolt Mk.I for our RAF pilots. Being earlier models of the Thunderbolt, these two versions distinguish themselves from the familiar later models with their signature ‘Razorback’ design - the original design of the P-47 prior to the introduction of the bubble canopy with the D-25 variant. Propheads and fans of American aviation have been adamantly requesting the addition of  these well-known earlier Thunderbolt models for some time and we’re happy to finally give them a chance to pilot these machines  starting from War Thunder: Raining Fire update. There’s more to come!

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British pilots won’t be missing out on the fun either, as their favorite aviation tree will see their mid ranks reinforced with the additions of the Thunderbolt Mk.I. This represents some of the final production variants of the Razorback Thunderbolts, incorporating all the improvements of the previous variants in addition to possessing a higher payload capacity, similar to the familiar later Thunderbolt modifications.

The much anticipated early models of the P-47 Thunderbolt will be making their way to War Thunder with the upcoming update and we highly encourage all pilots to give the new warbirds some flight time. In the meantime, be sure to stay tuned to the news for more information regarding the next major update “Raining Fire” coming to the game very soon. Until then, clear skies pilots!

The War Thunder Team

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