Specifications for the
Republic XP-72 Super Thunderbolt
Prototype High-Altitude Fighter / Interceptor
Focus Model: Republic XP-72 Super Thunderbolt
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Republic Aviation - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1944
Production Total: 2
Length: 36.61 ft (11.16 m)
Width: 40.91 ft (12.47 m)
Height: 16.01ft (4.88 m)
Weight (Empty): 11,473 lb (5,204 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 17,491 lb (7,934 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-4360-13 28-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine developing 3,450 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 490 mph (788 kmh; 425 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,200 miles (1,931 km)
Service Ceiling: 41,998 ft (12,801 m; 8.0 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 5,000 feet-per-minute (1,524 m/min)
6 x 12.7mm machine guns in wings
4 x 37mm cannons in wings
2 x 1,000lb bombs, Rockets, OR Fuel Droptanks under the wings.
P-47 "Thunderbolt" - Production Series Designation of base P-47 design on which the XP-72 was built upon; 8 x 12.7mm machine guns.
United States (not adopted)