~ Airfix Corporation of America Aircraft Series 1 – P47D Thunderbolt ~
An Airfix produced P47D Thunderbolt aeroplane, part of the Airfix Corporation of America Aircraft series, produced in 1963.
The kit contains a 1/72nd scale model of the P47D Thunderbolt airplane with instructions. The kit is sealed within it’s original illustrated box.
The U.S. Editions were all issued boxed, with new artwork, a different stand design & quite often moulded in different colours to the U.K. editions.
~ P47D Thunderbolt ~
The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was one of the largest and heaviest fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a single piston engine. It was heavily armed with eight .50-caliber machine guns, four per wing.
The P-47 was one of the main United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) fighters of World War II, and served with other Allied air forces, notably those of France, Britain, and Russia. Mexican and Brazilian squadrons fighting alongside the U.S. were equipped with the P-47.
The armored cockpit was roomy inside, comfortable for the pilot, and offered good visibility. A modern-day U.S. ground-attack aircraft, the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, takes its name from the P-47.
~ Dimensions ~
The box has a length of 8.3 inches (20.9 cm), a depth of 4.5 inches (4.5 cm) and a height of 1.7 inches (4.4 cm). The set weighs 85 g.
~ Condition ~
The box is sealed, and is in excellent condition.