Superscale 72-886: P-47D Thunderbolts

Units: 78th and 404th FG


$ 8.00


Scott Van Aken

This very nice sheet has markings for a nice pair of P-47s. Despite being labeled for both bubbletop and razorback versions, both aircraft are bubbletops. This sheet is scaled for the Tamiya kit, though with some adjustment you could have it fit the Hasegawa, Revell or other P-47 kit in 1/72.

The first scheme is 'No Guts No Glory', a P-47D-25 from the 84th FS/78th FG. This one is in RAF colors of Dark Green over Sky with the lower fuselage still sporting invasion stripes. The white tail bands are supplied and the modeler will have to paint the cowling white prior to application of the nose checks. Don't forget to use the Hamilton Standard prop on this one.

The other is 'Black Panther' from the 506 FS/404 FG. Aside from the fuselage markings and the lower fuselage invasion stripes, the rest of this P-47D-28 is in unpainted metal with an OD anti-glare panel.

A full data diagram is included in the instructions for all those data markings.

January 2006

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