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Incorrect rockets on Razorback P-47D-22/23


In the Dev Blog for the upcoming Patch (Raining Fire) the P-47D-22 is shown as carrying HVAR rockets. This is historically inaccurate as the HVAR mounts were not available during the production run of the Razorback models of Thunderbolt. In actuality the HVAR mounts were not factory standard until the D-30 model.  The M8 triple 4.5” rocket launcher should be the only option for ATG rockets on any USAAF Razorback P-47. 
 

Regardless, thank you so very much for giving us the Razorback.

Edited by SanguinaryDan
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Historically the Razorback models (pre D-25) of the Thunderbolt never carried HVARs.  Not until the D-30 variant were HVAR mounts even factory standard.  The only rockets that should be available are the 4.5” M8 triple tube launchers. 
 

Sorry for posting this in multiple places. 

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  • Pony51 changed the title to Incorrect rockets on Razorback P-47D-22/23
On 30/08/2020 at 08:45, SanguinaryDan said:

historically inaccurate as the HVAR mounts were not available during the production run of the Razorback models of Thunderbolt

 

Need historical documentation.

Manuals, at least 2 book sources, etc.

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Thunderbolt by Warren M. Bodie - 1994 - Widewing Publications: pages 256 and 397

Beware the Thunderbolt! by David R. McLaren - 1994 - Schiffer Military/Aviation History: page 184

 

 

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19 hours ago, SanguinaryDan said:

Thunderbolt by Warren M. Bodie - 1994 - Widewing Publications: pages 256 and 397

Beware the Thunderbolt! by David R. McLaren - 1994 - Schiffer Military/Aviation History: page 184

Both sources show D-30 and later models, not the D-22/23.

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There are no issue, as the D-22 was not released with any rocket of type HVAr, but only the M10 tube with M8 rockets

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