"Classic U.S.Combat Aircraft of WWII: P-47 Thunderbolt" (2011) is a documentary tracing the history of the P-47 Thunderbolt, a fighter aircraft that become one of the most reliable planes for Allied forces during World War II.Known as The Juggernaut or "Jug," the P-47 Thunderbolt was first flown in May 1941 and was powered by a single radial engine. It had a range 200 miles greater than that of the P-38, which made it the medium-range fighter used to escort bombers over Nazi-controlled areas of Europe.
Classic U.S. Combat Aircraft WWII tells the story, through a series of classic aircraft, of the development of the combat aircraft since the Second World War. Each machine was produced to meet a specific requirement, usually to meet or beat the capabilities of an existing enemy or a potential aggressor. The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, first flown in May 1941, and powered by a single radial engine, had a range 200 miles greater than that of the P-38. The Jug, or juggernaut, became the medium-range fighter to provide the relay of bomber escorts over Europe.