Item GUI 1001, Wing Span 30 inches, Scale 1/16. Although partially
overshadowed by the famous Mustang, the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt established a
distinguished record as a high altitude interceptor and bomber escort. More
Thunderbolts were manufactured during World War 2 than any other American
fighter, and the seven-ton aircraft became extremely popular with A.A.F. pilots
because of its ability to absorb extensive battle damage and remain flying.
Perhaps the most outstanding tribute to this aircraft is the fact that all 10 of
the leading Thunderbolt aces survived the war. The P-47 could easily out dive
the enemy fighters and could "dish-out" terrible punishment form its
eight 50 cal. Browning machine guns.
PVHC Price: $70.54