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P-47D THUNDERBOLT BUBBLETOP


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A model of the classic Thunderbolt. This was a BIG plane. It is fun to put this model next to the small scale tanks that were is favorite prey and compare the size. This is another gret Academy kit with a lot of great detail. The decals are Aeromaster as is the paint. The canopy is again trimmed out with Bare Metal Foil. I like the checkerboard on the cowling. The model replicates one from the European theater. The cockpit has the typical seat belt additions, but that is it for added detail. Nice kit of a great plane. These planes were literally tanks of the sky and could really take a beating and bring the pilot home safe and they were fast. While they could not dogfight like the Mustang, they were easier to fly and had a lot of firepower which instilled confidence in their pilots.