The Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, which carried a single pilot, had a range of 950 miles and a top speed of 433 miles an hour. It had eight .50-caliber guns, as well as rockets and bombs.
It was considered one of the most important Air Force fighters of World War II, and served as a bomber escort and ground attack aircraft during that war.
"The P-47D became the most-produced and widely-used model of the Thunderbolt, with over 12,500 built," reads a sign in the museum. "Although they were fast and had an excellent roll rate, early P-47Ds suffered from poor climb performance and short range. However, over the course of its production, the P-47D was greatly improved, with increased climb rate, greater internal fuel capacity and new wing mounts for drop tanks or bombs.