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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA8401
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Diecast Model
USAAF 56th FG, 61st FS, #42-26418, Gabby Gabreski, June 1944

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

During WWII Francis “Gabby” Gabreski flew 153 of his 166 combat sorties with the 56th FG. He accumulated a total of 28 aerial and 3 ground victories flying 5 different P-47s that all carried the letters HV-A. On June 27, 1944 Grabreski scored his 27th victory followed by his 28th and final WWII victory on July 5, 1944. Instead of returning home on July 20, 1944 Grabreski flew one last mission and flew too low fouling his prop and spent the remainder of the war as a POW.

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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