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1/48 P-47D Razorback 42-76179 Lt. Frank Klibbe 56th FG 61st FS USAAF Halesworth UK March 1944
From Hobby Master
Code: HA8451

Length: 9"
Width: 10.25"

*1/48 scale pre-finished
*Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic
*Professionally painted
*All markings pad applied for superb results
*Cockpit slides open
*Comes with a pilot that can be removed
*Comes with display stand
*Can be displayed with landing gear up or down


The Republic Aviation P-47 “Thunderbolt” entered service in May 1942 with the introduction of the P-47B. It had a “Razorback”, a high dorsal spine behind the side-ways opening canopy that reduced visibility. As improvements were made a “D” variant was produced with 12,602 being manufactured. The British developed a sliding bubble canopy for their Typhoon and this was adopted by the USAAF starting with the P-47D-5. With its ability to survive enemy fire along with impressive armament and bomb load the P-47 excelled at ground attack roles.

The 56th FG received their P-47s in June 1942 and 6 months later went to England. Over the next two years the 56th FG became the 8th AF’s highest scoring air-to-air combat group with 665.5 victories. 1st Lt. Frank Klibbe, with the 61st FS accumulated 7 victories with the final two coming on May 8, 1944. Klibbe flew 63 missions and was assigned three different P-47s with two of them wearing the nose art “Little Chief”. 42-76179 was his third P-47 and used to score four of his seven victories.

Assemble Guide: No assembly required.

Our Price: MYR308.00

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