Merriam Press World War 2 In Review Special Number 25. First eBook Edition 2016. Twenty-fifth in the Special series of the World War 2 In Review journal. Pictorial history of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt with 279 photos, illustrations and drawings. The P-47 was one of the largest and heaviest fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a single piston engine. It was heavily armed with eight .50-caliber machine guns, four per wing. The Thunderbolt was one of the main United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) fighters of World War II, and served with other Allied air forces, notably those of France (Armee de l'air), Britain (RAF), and Russia (Soviet air force). Mexican and Brazilian squadrons fighting alongside the U.S. were also equipped with the P-47. This pictorial history features over 250 photographs and illustrations of the famous "Jug" in USAAF and foreign service.