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1. a flash of lightning accompanying thunder
2. (in mythology) the destructive weapon wielded by several gods, esp the Greek god Zeus


In mythology, a lightning flash accompanied by a material bolt or dart and which causes great damage; it is still used as a popular term for a single lightning discharge accompanied by thunder.


A peripheral interface from Intel that provides simultaneous transfer of data over DisplayPort and PCI Express (PCIe) interfaces. First used in 2011 on MacBook Pro laptops, Thunderbolt's dual bi-directional channels enable up to six Thunderbolt devices (monitors, drives, etc.) to be daisy chained together.

Prior to Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt uses the same plug and socket as the Mini DisplayPort but is identified with a thunderbolt symbol (see below). See DisplayPort.

Thunderbolt 2 and 3
The first Thunderbolt was rated at 10 Gbps per channel, while Thunderbolt 2 allowed the two channels to be combined for a single 20 Gbps bi-directional channel. Thunderbolt 3 doubled the speed to 40 Gbps and uses the reversible USB Type C connector. Each Thunderbolt version is backward compatible with the previous versions. See USB Type C.

Geared to HD Video Editing
Thunderbolt was designed primarily for video editors, who can never get enough speed. For example, it enables multiple HD video streams to be read from a disk array, rendered on screen and transferred to an external HD monitor in real time. See Thunderbolt Display, Thunderbolt Bridge, PCI Express and DisplayPort.

Thunderbolt Connectors
Thunderbolt uses the Mini DisplayPort plug and socket but adds simultaneous PCI Express connectivity within the same cable. Thunderbolt plugs and sockets are identified with a lightning (thunderbolt) symbol.
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One of the P-47 pilots, Lieutenant Louie Mikell, was flying at 8,000 feet with two other aircraft when his plane went into a spin.
He watched it pull off the bridge and maneuver into a tight turn to evade a formation of P-47s. The maneuver compromised the jet's strongest asset: superior speed.
Used as both a high-altitude escort fighter and a low-level fighter-bomber, the P-47 quickly gained a reputation for ruggedness.
The first P-47 rolled off the assembly line on September 20, and by 1943, the barrel-chested P-47 was flying escort for American bombers over Europe.
He also proudly established the annual Wayne Bennett Memorial Award, which honors his late uncle and is presented to the best-judged P-40, P-47 or P-51 model plane at the clubs annual Military Fly-In.
7, 1941, and fought his way across the Southwest Pacific in P-47 Thunderbolts from 1943 to 1945 .He was active in the 460th Fighter Squadron until his death in 2012.
Includes B-25 Mitchell, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang, FM-2 Wildcat, and more.
Balzer, a retired aeronautical engineer, had unlimited access into Northrop's records to write this historical account of the XP-54, XP-55 and XP-56 "pusher fighters" which served as prototypes for the legendary World War II aircraft as the P-51 and P-47. This book uses over 350 rare photographs to document the design and development of these tactical fighters in the 1930s, explaining how these rear- propeller powerplants were instrumental in breaking contemporary speed records and yet were viewed as "problem children" during the testing process.
Close by, nestled under the B-29, are a P-47 and P-38.
It was the direct ancestor of the P-47 Thunderbolt, one of the most important and successful fighter planes of World War II.
Huntley serviced P-39, P-47, and P-51 aircraft, said Huntley's nephew Craig.
For the next 21 months, Shipley helped keep the 332nd's P-39 Airacobras, P-40 Warhawks, P-47 Thunderbolts, and P-51 Mustangs in top condition.