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P-47D-25RE THUNDERBOLT. BASIC KIT 48009 MiniArt

P-47D-25RE THUNDERBOLT. BASIC KIT 48009 MiniArt

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt is a World War II fighter aircraft produced by the American company Republic Aviation from 1941 to 1945. It was a successful high-altitude fighter and also served as America’s primary land-based fighter-bomber. – attack role. Its main armament consisted of eight .50 caliber machine guns and it could carry 5-inch rockets or a 2,500 lb (1,100 kg) bomb load. Fully loaded, the P-47 weighed up to 8 tons, making it one of the heaviest fighters of the war.

The Thunderbolt was effective as a short- and medium-range escort fighter in high-altitude air-to-air combat and ground attacks in both the European and Pacific theaters. The P-47 was designed around the powerful Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp 18-cylinder radial engine, which also powered two U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps fighters, the Grumman F6F Hellcat and the Vought F4U Corsair. An advanced turbocharger system ensured the aircraft’s ultimate dominance at high altitude, while also influencing its size and design.

The P-47 was one of the United States Air Force’s (USAAF) principal fighters of World War II. It also served with other Allied air forces, including those of France, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union, as well as Allied Mexican and Brazilian squadrons.

The armored cockpit was relatively spacious and comfortable, and the bubble canopy introduced on the P-47D offered good visibility. Nicknamed “Jug” due to its appearance when resting on its nose, the P-47 was known for its firepower and its ability to withstand damage in battle and remain airworthy. A current US ground attack aircraft, the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, is named after the P-47.

 

Scale: 1:48
Barcode: 5905090346869
Series: 1:48 Airplane Series
Box size: 386x240x90
  • HIGHLY DETAILED MODEL
  • HATCHED CAN BE POSED OPEN & CLOSED
  • 3 TYPES OF WHEELS INCLUDED
  • CLEAR PARTS INCLUDED
  • DECAL SHEET FOR 2 VARIANT