Republic P-47D Thunderbolt – 79 Sqn RAF, SEAC Burma
P-47D Thunderbolt – 79 Sqn RAF, SEAC Burma. Ltd Edn
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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale AA33802: P-47D Thunderbolt in RAF 79 Squadron markings as used during the Burma campaign against the Japanese. The 2 tone blue roundels were introduced to prevent confusion with the Japanese red circle. Limited edition of 4,200 pieces
Length 6 inches Wingspan 6.75 inches
Designed by Alexander Kartveli meeting a USAAC requirement for a heavy fighter, the P-47 was first flown on May 6th, 1941. Later models featured a “bubble-top” canopy rather than the sharply peaked “razorback” fuselage which resulted in poor visibility for the aircraft’s pilot. The P-47, a deadly pursuit aircraft, featured 8 x 12.7mm machine guns; all mounted in the wings. Even with the complicated turbosupercharger system, the sturdy airframe and tough radial engine, the P-47 (“Jug” or “Juggernaut” as it was nicknamed) could absorb damage and still return home. Built in greater quantities than any other US fighter, the P-47 was the heaviest single-engine WWII fighter and the first piston-powered fighter to exceed 500 mph.