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P47D Thunderbolt 419698, French Air Force/ Armée de l'Air GCII/5 'Lafayette', Amberieu, France 1944  HA8409

P47D Thunderbolt 419698, French Air Force/ Armée de l'Air GCII/5 'Lafayette', Amberieu, France 1944

Product code HA8409

Republic Aviation

P-47 Thunderbolt

€ 66.07
€ 61.94
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Scale 1 : 48

Publisher/Brand Hobbymaster

Format approx W 25.9 x L 22.9 x H 9.3 cm

Version With landing gear

Category Aircraft Scale Models

Subcategory 1: 48 Hobby Master

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Product description

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.

In December 1943 GC II/5 Lafayette was one of the first French units to receive the P-47D before
moving to Corsica from North Africa in May 1944. They were attached to the U.S. 57th FG as a
fighter-bomber unit. After the success of "Operation Dragoon" the French units moved back to
France with GC II/5 Lafayette arriving at Ambérieu on September 7, 1944. The USAAF delivered
446 P-47s to the Free French Air Force that equipped 7 Groupes de Chasse (GC). Many of the
P-47s were later transferred to Algeria.

Republic Aviation P-47D specifications

Number Produced – 12,602 most numerous variant

Crew – 1

Length – 36 ft. 1 in. (11 m)
Wingspan – 40 ft. 9 in. (12.42 m)
Height – 14 ft. 8 in. (4.47 m)

Engine – 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-59 twin-row radial, 2,535 hp (1,890 kW)
Maximum Speed – 433 mph @ 30,000 ft (697 km/h @ 9,145 m)
Service Ceiling – 43,000 ft. (13,100 m)
Rate Of Climb – 3,120 ft/min (15.9 m/s)
Range – 800 mi. combat, 1,800 mi. ferry (1,290 km combat / 2,900 km ferry)

8 x .50 in. (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns w/ 3,400 rounds
Maximum 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg) of bombs
10 x 5 in. (127 mm) unguided rockets

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