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.
The US Army Air Force excellent P-47D fighter/bomber assembly kit. 1/48
scale, Overall Length: 230mm, Overall Width: 259mm. This is the
representation of P-47D early production that was nicknamed "razorback".
The massive form of the plane, especially its belly and its cowling,
has been accurately reproduced. Flaps come as separate parts and can be
attached in the up or down position. 3 types of mirrors, gun sights and
propellers are provided. Engine cowling flaps and the intercooler air
outlets on each side of the fuselage can be represented in the opened or
closed position. 500 pounds bombs, rocket launchers and 2 types of
drop tanks are part of the kit.
A pilot figure and decals for two
different markings are included.