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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA33825
Curtiss P-47G Thunderbolt Diecast Model
USAF 78th FG, "Snafu", RAF Duxford, England, 1944

Limited Edition
1200
Pieces Worldwide

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Curtiss P-47G Thunderbolt   6"   6.75"

Unveiled in 2011 and scheduled to fly for the first time in 2012 P-47G ‘SN AFU’ is set to become the UK’s only airworthy P47, and one of the very few early ‘Razorback’ P47s flying anywhere in the world. Built not by Republic but by Curtiss, hence the ‘G’ rather than ‘D’ designation, this aircraft flew with a number of training squadrons across the United States before being struck off from the USAAF’s inventory in June 1945. Post war it flew as a warbird in the United States before arriving at The Fighter Collection for a fresh restoration to airworthy status. This aircraft is painted in the famous colours of ‘SN AFU’, a 78th Fighter Group aircraft based at Duxford in 1944 and the aircraft features the distinctive chequer board cowling used by the 78th. The original SN AFU was written off after a wheels-up landing in December 1944.

Curtiss P-47G 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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Corgi's 1:72 scale P-47 series includes both the "razorback" and "bubble-top" canopy styles, with separate castings for each fuselage. The models in this series are constructed almost entirely of diecast metal with only the smallest amount of plastic used. Details of the radial engine and air intake are visible inside the oval engine cowling. The turbo-supercharger exhaust vent and separately applied intercooler exit doors are nicely detailed at the rear of the fuselage. Each release in the series includes different weapons ordnance or external fuel tanks. The four staggered machine gun barrels that protrude from each of the wings' leading edges are constructed of rigid plastic, and there are shell casing vents below each wing.

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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series

The Corgi "Aviation Archive" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. The vast Aviation Archive range has become the standard by which all other diecast airplane ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival library material. Famous airplanes and aviators from both military and commercial airline aviation are all honored.

Corgi "Aviation Archive" 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.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected interchangeable features such as speed-brakes, opened canopies and access panels.
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings.

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