Superscale 32-207: P-47D Thunderbolt

Units: 63 FS/56 FG




Scott Van Aken

This new 1/32 sheet is for the P-47D thunderbolt. A good choice for a sheet for which there really is not yet a decent model. Sure, there is the Revell 1/32 P-47D, but frankly, it is a bit of a pooch that requires near scratch-building to get anywhere near acceptable specs. However, there are people who relish a challenge and have put a lot of work into making a silk purse out of this sow's ear. I'm sure that in the board room of Trumpeter, plans are being hatched to do a pair of 1/32 P-47s to go along with the rest of their big scale planes, but that might not happen for a while.

For those folks who are ready to plunge into the Revell kit, there is this sheet of the 63rd FS P-47D-28, 'Shack Rat'. This one has a nice red forward cowling and carries invasion stripes on the lower fuselage. It also has the black ID stripes on the fin and horizontal stabilizers that were put on to keep them from being plugged by Allied gunners. Those nervous boys thought that any fighter with a radial engine was a Focke Wulf so happily blasted away at Thunderbolts as well.

This aircraft has a nice nose art that is painted on an OD background on the nose where it would normally be bare metal. A full set of stencils is included to help break up some of that mass of bare metal.

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