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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA8450B
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Diecast Model
USAAF 4th FG, 334th FS, #42-7945 Miss Plainfield, Steve Pisanos, RAF Debden, England, 1943

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

Spiros Nicholas Pisanos (Pissanos) was born in Greece and arrived in America in 1938 settling in Plainfield, New Jersey, found work and took flying lessons. In October 1941 he joined the RAF and was assigned to the 268th FS but later transferred to the 71 Eagle Squadron flying Spitfires. In October 1942 he transferred to the 334th FS/4th FG USAAF and scored his first victory on May 21, 1943 flying P-47 "Miss Plainfield". In March 1944 "The Flying Greek" Pisanos scored his 10th victory in a P-51.

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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