Aeromaster 72-190: Debden Jugs pt 3

Units: 4th FG


$9.00 ($7.00 at NA Hobbies)


Scott Van Aken

This is the third sheet in the series for 4th FG Razorback T-bolts. You may have noticed that there has been a time shift between each sheet with part 1 being the earlier aircraft. This one is the latest of the three in that none of the planes have red surrounds to the insignia. However, that does not mean an end to the P-47Cs as they were flown up until the last year of the war. Again, all are OD/Neutral Grey and need the white parts painted on. You'll also notice that all the P-47s wore oversize under wing insignia and generally had them on the bottom of BOTH wings.

First aircraft is 'Lollapalooza', a 336 FS P-47C. This plane has fancy wheel covers and you'll have to 'adjust' the cowl flaps on your kit to match a P-47C

Next, also from the 336 FS, is 'Donnie Boy' a P-47D. This aircraft has a very recognizable nose art and was flown by Don Gentile. Unusually, his kill markings are carried on the cowling under the artwork.

The third 336 FS aircraft on this sheet is 'Lucky', flown by John Godfrey. Godfrey is one of the most recognized 4 FG aces, though only three kill marks are on this one. Godfrey was Gentile's wingman.

Finally, from the 334th FG is 'Boise Bee' flown by Duane Beeson. Again, this plane is from early in his career as it has 'only' 7 kill marks. Beeson ended up commanding the 4th FG by war's end. 

There you have it. Another super sheet and one that has some very recognizable aces on it. This should fit any of the recommended 1/72 T-bolt kits from Academy, Hasegawa, or Jo-Han.

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