Hobby Master HA8406 USAAF Republic P-47M Thunderbolt Fighter - Capt. John. C. Fahringer, "Devastatin' Deb," 63rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Kings Cliffe, March 1945 (1:48 Scale)
"Why should we have a navy at all? There are no enemies for it to fight except apparently the Army Air Force."
- General Carl Spaatz, Commander of the US 8th Army Air Force, after WWII
Nicknamed the "Jug" for its bulky shape, the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was considered a monster of a machine. Despite its size, the Thunderbolt proved to be a fast and maneuverable warbird able to hold its own in combat. In fact, when Allied pilots climbed aboard a P-47, they knew the were in control of a fighting machine with enormous power. More importantly, they knew that if their aircraft was hit but gunfire, they had an excellent chance of making it home.
Pictured here is a 1:48 scale replica of a P-47M that was piloted by Capt. John. C. Fahringer, and nicknamed "Devastatin; Deb," which was attached to the 63rd Fighter Squadron, then deployed to RAF Kings Cliffe, during March 1945.
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Wingspan: 10 inches
Length: 8.75 inches
Release Date: March 2014