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 1:72 scale replica of a USAAF Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback fighter that was piloted by Captain Cameron 'Cam' Hart, who was attached to the 63th Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, then deployed to Boxted, England, during December 1944. Sold Out!
Wingspan: 5 inches
Length: 5 inches
Release Date: September 2006