It was armed with eight 12.7mm machineguns and soon proved its mettle in fierce dogfights in the skies above Europe. The P-47 Thunderbolt, together with the P-51 Mustang, became the main US fighters in the European theater, with over 15,600 Thunderbolts built by the end of WWII. The early production P-47D was nicknamed "Razorback" due to the shape of its upper fuselage behind the cockpit. The P-47 served in virtually every active front of the war, with its 1 ton payload and robustness making it perfect for ground attack missions.
About the Model
*Fully assembled and professionally finished 1/48 scale Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
*All detailing and accuracy of the original kit version included.
*For extra durability, landing gears are die-cast and reinforced with brass rings.
*Features two 500 pound bombs, one drop tank, die-cast antenna and pitot tubes.
*Markings for 56th Fighter Group, 61st Fighting Squadron, Lt. Frank Klibbe.
*Overall length: 230mm