The P-47 Thunderbolt, also nicknamed the "Razorback" for its high dorsal spine behind the sideways opening canopy, or the "Jug" for its milk bottle shape, was one of the largest and heaviest fighters ever to be powered by a single piston engine. It also served as a ground-attack bomber and could carry up to a 2,500-pound weapons load. One of the most successful Allied aircraft of World War II, namely with the U.S., France, Britain, and Russia, over 15,000 P-47s were manufactured from 1941-1945, and the Thunderbolt was not officially retired until 1966.
This 1/48 scale, die cast, Hobby Master model is an accurate reproduction of the aircraft flown by seven-victory pilot Frank Klibbe. In addition to the authentic "Little Chief" nose art markings, this replica features realistic panel lines, a well-equipped cockpit with sliding canopy and removable pilot figure, optional-position landing gear, full weapons complement, and a display stand. Measures approximately 9" long with a 10¼" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA8451