LPS Hobby LPM72-07: P-47D (36 & 48 FG)
Units: 36 & 48 FG




Scott Van Aken

Continuing with their P-47 line, we have three more very nicely done aircraft that have not been seen on decal sheets before or have been depicted incorrectly. This sheet is specifically designed for the Tamiya kit and while it may well be usable on other kits, some of the markings may not be a precise fit. All aircraft are in unpainted metal with olive drab anti-glare panels. The two 'razorback' Thunderbolts have the Hamilton Standard prop. The decals themselves are printed by Microscale so will work with the mildest setting solutions.

First up is a P-47D-22RE from the 22FS/36FG in Belgium during November of 1944. It has red trim on the rudder, canopy framing the the cowling. The cowling red has been rather raggedly applied and one can see overspray onto the rest of the airframe. There are remnants of the invasion stripes on the lower fuselage.

Next is a P-47D-28RA from the 23FS/36FG. also in Belgium but in 1945. It has a yellow fin and rudder with a black and yellow cowling. It also has the invasion stripes on the lower fuselage. This option uses the Curtiss Electric prop.

The third option is for a P-47D-22RE from the 492FS/48FG based in Paris in June 1945 just after the war. It has a red rudder and red forward cowling. The profile drawing shows it without wing racks.

Many P-47s had two insignia under wing and while the photos used as reference do not show these, they are supplied in case you wish to add them.  A full set of data markings is included and the full color camo and markings guide includes a superb data placement guide.

A nice addition to the LPS line.

April 2013

Thanks to LPS Hobby for the review sheet. You can find these at http://www.hannants.co.uk or contact them at lpsi1973@yahoo.com.br .

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