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    Not to be too "picky," but the P-47 and EVERY other WWII aircraft that had one of those "round piston engines," had RADIAL, not ROTARY engines in them. The biggest difference (which you probably know) is that a rotary engine has a stationary crankshaft and the crankcase, cylinders, etc rotate (as in a GnomeLe, Clerrget or Rhone Rotary - these were 3 WWI rotaries), and had the prop connected to this assembly of parts. The P-47to, name only ONE aircraft, had a radial engine, in which the cylinders, etc are stationary and the crankshaft was what rotated and had the prop connected to it.

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