"Some 199 or 200 P47's (D-10 & D-27) were sent to USSR under Lend Lease. After evaluation of the first aircraft (D-10's),it was decided to use the type in the high altitude air defence role,particularly of big cities like Moscow and Leningrad.
They were also used by Baltic and Northern Fleet Naval Aviation as recon aircraft and fast,low-level bombers,primarily due to their great range compared to Soviet aircraft. In Soviet service the P47 saw limited action,and then only in Naval service."
Photo by J. Schlatter