P-47D Thunderbolt A0732

P-47 D Thunderbolt

Regular price $ 154.99 Sale

Scale: 1/32
Made by: Executive Series
Item: A0732

The P-47 Thunderbolt is the largest single-engined fighter of the United States Army Air Force (AAF) fighters of World War II and was manufactured by Republic Aviation. The P-47 Thunderbolt was the product of Russian immigrant Alexander de Seversky and Georgian immigrant Alexander Kartveli, who had left their homelands to escape the Bolsheviks. Initial deliveries of the P-47s to the AAF were to the 56th Fighter Group on Long Island. The first P-47 combat mission started on March 10, 1943, and the mission failed due to radio malfunctions. The P-47 gradually became the best fighter-bomber which could carry 500-pound bombs, the triple-tube M-8 4.5 inch rocket launchers and eventually HVARS. P-47s were operated by several Allied air arms during World War II. There's a large number of surviving airframes that exist in flying condition as well as in museum collections worldwide. This high-quality replica is handcrafted from mahogany and comes with a wooden base. Length is 14" and wingspan is 15-1/2"