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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA8456
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Diecast Model
USAAF 56th FG, 61st FS, #42-26044 Silver Lady, RAF Boxted, England, 1944

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt   9"   10.25"

P-47D 42-26044 "Silver Lady" HV-Z (underlined Z indicates second time HV-Z was used) was first flown in combat by Capt. James Carter and Major Les Smith of the 61st FS/56th FG, Boxted, England 1944. In May 1944 Smith returned to the U.S. and the "Silver Lady" was flown by many notable pilots. Gabreski scored four of his victories with 42-26044, other pilots were J. Jure, J. Rankin, C. Thomton, and M. Gladych. In August 1944 "Silver Lady" was fitted with a Malcolm hood and flown 21 times by Witold Lanowski.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

Designed by Alexander Kartveli meeting a USAAC requirement for a heavy fighter, the P-47 was first flown on May 6th, 1941. Later models featured a "bubble-top" canopy rather than the sharply peaked "razorback" fuselage which resulted in poor visibility for the aircraft's pilot. The P-47, a deadly pursuit aircraft, featured 8 x 12.7mm machine guns; all mounted in the wings. Even with the complicated turbosupercharger system, the sturdy airframe and tough radial engine, the P-47 ("Jug" or "Juggernaut" as it was nicknamed) could absorb damage and still return home. Built in greater quantities than any other US fighter, the P-47 was the heaviest single-engine WWII fighter and the first piston-powered fighter to exceed 500 mph.

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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:48 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:48 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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