Republic P-47D Thunderbolt – Tuskegee Airmen, 302nd FS, USAAF 1944
P-47D Thunderbolt – Tuskegee Airmen, 302nd FS, USAAF. Ltd Ed
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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale US33813: Republic P-47D Thunderbolt of the 302nd FS, 332nd FG, 1944. This superb liveried aircraft was flown by the Tuskegee airmen. Limited edition 2,500 pieces, this model is now quite hard to find. Intended for US release only
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.