Aeroplane Heaven Republic P-47D Razorback

for Microsoft Flight Simulator
This purchase will earn you 26 Orbs!

The P-47D ( or the Jug as it was affectionately known ) was one of the heaviest fighters of World War 2 with a fully laden P-47 topping the scales at a portly 8 tonnes. This weight required a very powerful engine. The same engine that powered the F6F Hellcat and the Vought Corsair, the Pratt and Whitney R2800. Coupled with an impressive load-out capability and very capable 50-caliber machine guns the Thunderbolt resulted in a very capable medium-range escort fighter and excellent ground attack fighter. But there was an issue. Visibility.

The Razorback whilst strong ( some returned safely with very large amounts of the plane damaged. ) had an issue with rear visibility. The fix was found by a visit to the RAF. The RAF also had this issue on some of their aircraft and had lent their design for canopies to another famous USAAF aircraft the P51 ( also available ). In this case, the answer lay in the Hawker Typhoon with an all-encompassing all-around vision of "bubble top". The Razorback was retired from production in favor of the Bubbletop

P-47s were operated by several Allied Air Forces during World War II. The RAF for example received 240 razorback P-47Ds, which they designated Thunderbolt Mark I. Since there wasn't a need for a high-altitude fighter in the RAF ( the superb supermarine spitfire filling that role admirably ) the RAF used their Thunderbolts as ground attacks. Rather like the Fairchild Republic A-10 thunderbolt in use today. And yes the A-10 takes its name from its WW2 grandfather - The P47-D "Thunderbolt".


  • 2 factory livery
  • "Button Nose" 62nd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Grou
  • 42-25829, from 2/5 Lafayette, Alto (Corsica), 194
  • "Zombie" of the 83rd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Grou
  • "Kansas Tornado II" 510th Fighter Squadron, 405th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force
  • "The Turnip Termites" 47th Fighter Squadron , 15th Fighter Group, 7th Air Force
  • "DARING DOTTIE III" 342nd Fighter Squadron, 348th Fighter grou
  • "Tony" 5F-A, 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron
  • Tuskegee Red Tail 302nd Fighter Squadron from the 332nd Fighter Group
  • "Bonnie" 348th Fighter Grou
  • "bugs" 405th fighter group 9th Air Force
  • "lady ruth" 19th Fighter Squadron 318th Fighter grou
  • USSR Lendlease program livery

Key Features

  • All new hi-fidelity models with superb detail including gear wells and the brutal Pratt and Whitney engine
  • Beautifully crafted exterior and interior models built over contemporary detailed plans and drawings
  • Authentic cockpit detail includes many bespoke animations and effects
  • Full PBR materials and textures include realistic "pillowing" of metal surfaces
  • Animated authentic U.S. military pilot figure + your choice to remove for Asobo stock pilot
  • Choice of gunsights/GPS Clean stores or pylons
  • Highly accurate flight dynamics and performance based on real flight tests
  • Specially authored WWise Hi-Fidelity sound package
  • Unique code to "iron" out poor simulator tail-dragger performance
  • Loadout choice and armaments
Purchase $52.21 AUD
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US$34.49 | €31,77 | £26.69




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User Guide



You will need Orbx Central to download and install this product. Orbx Central runs on Windows 7+, macOS and Linux. An internet connection is also required.

The download size of this product is 3.49 GB. It uses 7.60 GB when installed.

Supported Simulators

This product is compatible with the following simulators:

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

Supported Operating Systems

This product is compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Windows