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1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt 228878 84th FS/78th FG England Autumn 1944
From Hobby Master
Code: HA8410

Length: 9"
Width: 5.25"

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.

Lt. Frank Oiler served with the 84th FS/78th FG from June 26, 1944 until March 28, 1945. The 84th FG was stationed at RAF Duxford (USAAF Station 357) England between April 1943 – October 1945. On February 22,1945 Oiler was made CO of “F” Flight. During his tour of duty Lt. Oiler had two P-47’s, 42-75429 and 42-28878 both wearing his girlfriend’s name “Eileen”. Late in 1944 the 78th FG began receiving P-51D’s with Oiler assigned to P-51D WZ-S “Sherman Was Right” and 42-28878 was transferred to the 56th FG.

Assemble Guide: No assembly required.

Our Price: MYR328.00


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