One of the largest fighters in history, the P-47 Thunderbolt was a mass-produced American aircraft first introduced in 1942. With more than 15,000 units manufactured, it was readily available to numerous Allied nations and was ultimately flown by the U.S., the U.K., France, and Russia, in addition to various militaries after World War II. Among the many skilled pilots to fly the P-47 was Captain Robert Johnson, a quintuple ace who was the first USAAF aviator in Europe to surpass Eddie Rickenbacker's 26 victories (Johnson finished the war with 27 or 28 victories, a disputed total).
A Hobby Master replica of Johnson's P-47D nicknamed "Penrod and Sam" as it appeared with the 62nd Fighter Squadron in 1944, this 1/48 scale, die cast model features the aircraft's signature nose art, engraved surface details, an opening canopy, a well-equipped cockpit (with a removable pilot figure), realistic machine guns, a rotating propeller, optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a display stand. Measures approximately 9" long with a 10¼" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA8455