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Academy Models P-47 Thunderbolt "Bubble Top"

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P-47 Thunderbolt "Bubble Top"
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Academy Models

Academy Models P-47 Thunderbolt "Bubble Top"

- Scale: 1:72
- For Ages: 14+
- Assembly: Requires Glue
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $11.09

Item Description

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was the largest, heaviest, and most expensive 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. When fully loaded, the P-47 weighed up to eight tons, and in the fighter-bomber ground attack roles could carry five inch rockets or a significant bomb load of 2,500 pounds; over half the weight the B-17 bomber could carry on long-range missions (although the B-17 had a far greater range). The P-47, based on the powerful Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine, was to be very effective as a short-to-medium range escort fighter in high-altitude air-to-air combat and, when unleashed as a fighter-bomber, proved especially adept at ground attack in both the World War II European and Pacific Theaters.

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Academy Models 12491

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