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Status: JAN 2018 RE-STOCK

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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA8455
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Diecast Model
USAAF 56th FG, 62nd FS, #42-25512 Penrod and Sam, Robert Johnson, RAF Boxted, England, May 1944

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


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Robert S Johnson ended WWII with 27 victories while flying P-47s. Johnson scored his first victory in June 1943 and was promoted to Captain March 15, 1944. Johnson was assigned a total of 4 P-47s, 3 with the 61st FS where he scored 25 victories and P-47D 42-25512 "Penrod and Sam" with the 62nd FS. The name came from Sgt. J. C. Penrod who was Crew Chief & Samuel was Robert Johnson's middle name. On May 8, 1944 Johnson scored victories 26 and 27 breaking Eddie Rickenbacker's WWI record of 26.

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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