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Atlas Editions Fighters of World War II 4909-023
Diecast Model
P-47 vs N1K2 2-Piece Set

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt   6"   6.75"
Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai/George   5.25"   6.5"

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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Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai/George

A descendent of the N1K1 floatplane, the Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai "George" was first flown on January 1, 1944. Although its development was plagued by production problems, the N1K2 was nevertheless considered one of the best dogfighters of WWII. It was very well-armed-with four 20mm cannons and two machine guns-and its high speed and agility made it a formidable opponent for any Allied pilot. The N1K2's influence on the war's outcome was limited, though, partially because of B-29 raids on Japanese factories that reduced the ultimate number of N1K2's entering service to just 415.

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Atlas Editions Fighters of World War II

The Atlas Editions "Fighters of World War II" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:72 scale.

Atlas Editions diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Permanently retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Fixed, non-spinning plastic propellers.
  • No pilot figures.

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