Superscale 48-1096: Robert Johnson's P-47s

Units: 56 FG




Scott Van Aken

Designed for the Tamiya or Hasegawa P-47 Razorback, this sheet carries the markings of four aircraft flown by Robert Johnson of the 56th Fighter Group during WWII. These are all razorback P-47s and most are in the standard scheme of Olive Drab over Neutral Grey. Those in camo also have the 12'2" Curtiss-Electric prop.

The first one is 'Half Pint' with the early markings of a white forward cowling and white tail bands. This is a P-47C-2 so some kit mods will be needed.

Next is 'Double Lucky' a P-47D-15. No tail bands, and a red forward cowling. In common with the other OD planes, no wing pylons are carried.

Third is 'Lucky', a P47D-5  with a rather rude nose art and red nose band.

The final aircraft is 'Penrod and Sam', a P-47D-21 in unpainted metal with a red nose band and yellow rudder. This one has wing pylons and a 13' symmetrical Curtiss-Electric prop.

You get insignia for two if one is the very early aircraft and data markings for one.

May 2006

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