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Most tactical fighter-bomber units flew the Thunderbolt, which was an excellent aircraft for the mission. One important feature of the P-47 was its ruggedness, due in part to armor plating in vital areas. These pieces of armor protected the pilot from the front and from behind. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Most tactical fighter-bomber units flew the Thunderbolt, which was an excellent aircraft for the mission. One important feature of the P-47 was its ruggedness, due in part to armor plating in vital areas. These pieces of armor protected the pilot from the front and from behind. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Most tactical fighter-bomber units flew the Thunderbolt, which was an excellent aircraft for the mission. One important feature of the P-47 was its ruggedness, due in part to armor plating in vital areas. These pieces of armor protected the pilot from the front and from behind. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Most tactical fighter-bomber units flew the Thunderbolt, which was an excellent aircraft for the mission. One important feature of the P-47 was its ruggedness, due in part to armor plating in vital areas. These pieces of armor protected the pilot from the front and from behind. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Most tactical fighter-bomber units flew the P-47 Thunderbolt, which was an excellent aircraft for the mission. One important feature of the P-47 was its ruggedness, due in part to armor plating in vital areas. These two pieces of armor protected the pilot from the front and from behind. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Most tactical fighter-bomber units flew the P-47 Thunderbolt, which was an excellent aircraft for the mission. One important feature of the P-47 was its ruggedness, due in part to armor plating in vital areas. These two pieces of armor protected the pilot from the front and from behind. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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Most tactical fighter-bomber units flew the Thunderbolt, which was an excellent aircraft for the mission. One important feature of the P-47 was its ruggedness, due in part to armor plating in vital areas. These pieces of armor protected the pilot from the front and from behind.

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