The P-47 was the first single-seated fighter to be equipped with a supercharger paired with a 2000hp engine, allowing it to fly at the same very high altitude as bombers. The P-47 was armed with eight 12.7mm machineguns. With the P-51 Mustang, the Thunderbolt constituted the main fighters of the US Army Air Force. This is the representation of P-47D early production that was nicknamed "razorback" because of the shape of its upper fuselage behind the cockpit. The P-47D was a high-speed, high-altitude capable fighter and escorted the allied bombers that were conducting raids over Germany. Its 1ton payload and its robustness made the Thunderbolt the perfect aircraft for ground attacking missions.
Assemble the Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback" with this 1:48 Scale Plastic Model Kit from Tamiya's Aircraft Series. Modeling Suitable for Ages 10 and Older. FEATURES: Realistically engraved/raised panel lines and other body characteristics. Highly detailed cockpit including instrument panel. Detailed landing gear and bay area. One pilot figure. Separated flap parts can be attached in up or down position. Four-blade propeller attached to a detailed engine with choice of open or closed cowl flap. Rocket launcher tubes, bombs and drop tanks. Accurate waterslide decals with illustrated placement guide. Easy to follow, illustrated assembly instructions. MARKING OPTIONS: One Waterslide Decal Sheet for 2 Aircraft Versions: 1: Lt. Frank Klibbe, 56th FG, 61st FS, Halesworth, UK, March 1944. 2: Capt. Walker Mahurin, 56th FG, 63rd FS, Halesworth, UK, March 1944. Airframe and Detail Colors (TAMIYA): -Olive Drab (USAAF), Neutral Gray (USAAF), Bare-Metal Silver, Matt White, Semi Gloss Black, Green, Orange, Red, Chrome Silver, Clear Blue, Clear Red, Titanium Gold, Flat Black, Flat White, Flat Yellow, Yellow Green, Flat Green, Flat Red, Flat Brown, Khaki, Flat Flesh, Flat Aluminum, Metallic Gray, Buff, Red Brown. INCLUDES: One Plastic Model REQUIRES: Assembly Cement for plastics (TESR3512) Paint (See MARKING OPTIONS) Hobby Knife Scissors Pin Vice (1mm, 1.5mm) SPECS: Scale: 1:48 Length: 9-1/16" (230mm) Wingspan: 10-3/16" (259mm) kr2/5/03 ir/kh