The famous American fighter aircraft of World War II, the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, was one of the largest and heaviest fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a single piston engine. This is the fully illustrated story of the early 'Razorback' versions of the Thunderbolt, from the P-47B to the P-47D-22. The book features scale plans, photographs and original drawings from technical manuals, superb colour illustrations of camouflage and markings, modern walk-around colour photographs and black-and-white archive photographs. A rarely documented aspect of World War II and post-war aviation history. Essential reading for aviation enthusiasts and scale aero-modellers.