The P-47 Thunderbolt. or "Jug" sports eight .50 cal machine guns. You can elect to fire four or all eight together and they produce a satisfying roar!
Two German half-tracks burning after a P-47 attack
The P-47 doesn't climb as well as some of the German fighters but accelerates very quickly in a dive. Chalking up the air kills is a risky business in EAW anyway.. the various ground targets make for a very tempting alternative....
Just go for the smoke
After the bombers had finished their business I usually
headed for the deck and followed a main road in the
general direction of "home". Flying at about 1,000
and off to one side lets you look out the side of the
canopy (visibility over the nose is not too good). Any
higher and it can be hard to spot the vehicles and trains.
Once you've scored a hit the tall, black smoke columns
make it easier... although the remaining vehicles will
sometimes drive off the road and under trees!
P-47 climbs away from a burning train
These images were taken in 1998 using a Creative 3D Blaster Banshee.