Particularly effective at ground attack in the European and Pacific Theaters during World War II, the P-47 Thunderbolt was a fighter-bomber first flown in May of 1941. It was the largest and heaviest fighter ever to be powered by a single piston engine. In addition to its primary role with the USAAF, it also served with other Allied militaries including France, Britain, and Russia. Captain Frederick Christensen was among the many celebrated pilots to fly the P-47, and he finished the war a quadruple ace (21.5 victories) who completed 107 combat sorties with the 56th Fighter Group.
This 1/48 scale, Hobby Master, die cast model is a reproduction of Christensen's warbird as it appeared in 1944 featuring realistic panel lines, an opening canopy, a well-equipped cockpit (including a removable pilot figure and panel instrumentation), a rotating propeller, a detailed radial engine, full weapons complement (including Browning machine guns), optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a display stand. Measures approximately 9" long with a 10¼" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA8412