Superscale 48-1161:P-47D Thunderbolts

Units: 404 and 405  FG




Scott Van Aken

Another fine sheet for the P-47D Thunderbolt and this one scaled for the Tamiya kit. Both of these aircraft have the Curtiss-Electric 13' Asymmetrical prop.

First one is a D-30 variant from the 509 FS/405 FG named 'Balls Out'. This aircraft has a red forward cowl and prop spinner as well as a red canopy surround and fin fillet. The rest of the aircraft is in unpainted metal.

From the 506 FS/404 FG comes 'Sigma Nu'. This OD over Neutral Grey D-28 version has the name of the plane in both red and blue as it is impossible to tell the color from existing photographs. The aircraft also has yellow wing tips, wheel covers and pylon anti-sway braces. An additional white triangle is supplied to help prevent problems from color bleed-through.

Enough insignia and data markings are provided for one aircraft. There is an excellent data placement guide included in the instructions.

February 2007

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