Jan 242012
Republic AP-47 Mixed-Power Ground Support Airplane Proposal (1948)

The gallery above reproduces a letter from Republic Aviation Corporation to the Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics dated September 16, 1948 enclosing revised drawings of the Republic AP-47 mixed-power ground support airplane proposal. The letter was found in USAF files (which may have been those of the Colonel J.S. Holtoner also referenced in the […]

Jun 032011
Preparing a Napalm Bomb for a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

The slideshow above reproduces “Preparation and Employment of the Fire Bomb,” a manual issued by The Chemical Warfare School at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland sometime during late World War II. It provides step-by-step instructions for converting a drop tank into a napalm bomb, which is then mounted on a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (serial no. 42-28610, for those […]