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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #150 on: March 31, 2022, 12:13:47 PM »
Great idea Logan! I can see this concept working with a range of engines. Greg's Fiat A.80 suggestion put another Italian 18-cylinder radial into mind - the Piaggio P.XXII R.C.35 (or P.XXII R.C.60).

I may have to 'borrow' your concept. I once came at this from the opposite direction - the Reggiane Re.2000 re-imagined as a Seversky product  :D

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #151 on: March 31, 2022, 10:18:12 PM »
Great idea Logan! I can see this concept working with a range of engines. Greg's Fiat A.80 suggestion put another Italian 18-cylinder radial into mind - the Piaggio P.XXII R.C.35 (or P.XXII R.C.60).

I may have to 'borrow' your concept. I once came at this from the opposite direction - the Reggiane Re.2000 re-imagined as a Seversky product  :D

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Please! Be my guest. I love seeing what you do with musings like that. Keep up the great work!

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #152 on: April 01, 2022, 12:31:51 AM »
Great idea Logan! I can see this concept working with a range of engines. Greg's Fiat A.80 suggestion put another Italian 18-cylinder radial into mind - the Piaggio P.XXII R.C.35 (or P.XXII R.C.60).

I may have to 'borrow' your concept. I once came at this from the opposite direction - the Reggiane Re.2000 re-imagined as a Seversky product  :D

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Please! Be my guest. I love seeing what you do with musings like that. Keep up the great work!

I been mulling over the past few years the idea to merge the P-35 and the Reggiane R.200x. You can get a 6 pack:

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #153 on: April 01, 2022, 11:33:56 AM »
Cheers Logan  :smiley:

... I been mulling over the past few years the idea to merge the P-35 and the Reggiane R.200x. You can get a 6 pack:

Cool! You can pretty much image any of those Reggiane's as a Seversky/Republic product. Well ... maybe changing those Daimlers for Allisons  ;D
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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #154 on: June 25, 2022, 03:56:59 AM »




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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #155 on: December 22, 2022, 02:29:43 AM »
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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #156 on: December 22, 2022, 03:55:35 PM »
How about a production P-72 with the P-47N wing and four 20mm cannon?  Perhaps, also, with a five-bladed prop to use all the R4360's power without the more complicated gearbox that a contra-prop would require?

Going the other way to Reggiane, perhaps an Re2005 or Re2006 variant with a wing plan view like that of the P-47N?

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #157 on: December 23, 2022, 06:24:35 PM »
How about a production P-72 with the P-47N wing and four 20mm cannon?  Perhaps, also, with a five-bladed prop to use all the R4360's power without the more complicated gearbox that a contra-prop would require?

It would appear Evan that the box I bought had a manufacturing defect as you read my mind.

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #158 on: December 26, 2022, 11:56:42 AM »
Nope!!  Just a case of great minds thinking alike!

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #159 on: December 28, 2022, 01:19:48 AM »
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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #160 on: December 29, 2022, 04:00:05 AM »
Cool, but it suffers from the same problem as almost all of these twin-conversions, it ends up too short-coupled,
the rear fuselage needs lengthening. Also where are the turbo-superchargers? On top of the nacelles ala the P-38
might work.
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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #161 on: December 29, 2022, 06:12:34 AM »
Cool, but it suffers from the same problem as almost all of these twin-conversions, it ends up too short-coupled,

Agree, needs longer fuselage & bigger fin/rudder.  Just ask a Boomerang pilot what happens when you try to land on bumpy ground with a short aircraft  :o  ((clean undies needed))

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #162 on: January 04, 2023, 12:50:45 PM »
I been mulling over the past few years the idea to merge the P-35 and the Reggiane R.200x. You can get a 6 pack:
Odd variation, advanced Re2005/Re2006 development with the wing planform similar to that of the P-47N. Equip with either a suitable Merlin or Griffon (or, if the spares ar there, simply keep the DB605 (Re2005) or DB603 (Re2006)).
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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #163 on: January 12, 2023, 01:24:32 PM »
How about a P-47P or P-47R combining the best aspects of the XP-47J and the P-47N.  Perhaps the P-47P retaining the machine guns in the wing while the P-47R repalced them with 20mm cannon.

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #164 on: January 12, 2023, 09:55:40 PM »
From what I've read Evan, the XP-47J was redesigned as a 'light weight' P-47, wings got a total make over. The complete opposite to the P-47N ----

But I like the idea with the P-47N and XP-72 combo --

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #165 on: February 04, 2023, 01:24:01 AM »
I am selling some of my stash on FB as I know I would never get around to building it.
My stash is 95% impulse buy and 5% need.

I am selling this P-47 conversion :



Then this group member says: "My uncle Thurman Schreel was instrumental in building the Category E P-47 in England!"  and sends me this photo:


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That's his uncle on the left in the light coveralls.

Now how cool is that?

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #166 on: February 04, 2023, 02:03:47 AM »
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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #167 on: February 06, 2023, 01:09:32 AM »
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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #168 on: February 06, 2023, 07:16:09 AM »
Interesting - national symbol on port wing - white cross on starboard wing & red(?) cross on fin -- games identification ?

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #169 on: February 07, 2023, 09:42:10 AM »
Another odd combination that would look intresting, XP-47H and P-47N for a rather different look.