Republic P-47D Thunderbolt – No Guts, No Glory, 82nd FS, Ben Mayo, USAAF 1944
P-47D Thunderbolt – No Guts, No Glory, 82nd FS (Mayo), USAAF
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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale AA33806: Republic P-47D Thunderbolt “No Guts, No Glory” as flown by Lt. Ben Mayo of the 82nd FS, 78th FG based at Duxford in 1944. This superb liveried aircraft can still be seen flying at Duxford today. Limited edition 4,000 pieces, this model is now hard to find.
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.