This is a 1/72 Plastic P-47D Thunderbolt "Razor-Back" Model Kit from Academy Plastics. It's for ages 10 and up.

The P-47 was a workhorse during the last half of WWII. The craft was large and heavy but thanks to a powerful engine and solid design the P-47D could perform with great agility. Commonly used to escort U.S. bombers, the craft was also quite capable of ground attack. Nearly 12,602 "D" models were built, more than any other fighter sub-type in history.

 Academy Plastics # acy12492
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/72
  • Length: 5" (12.6cm) (approximately)
  • Width: 6-3/4" (17.1cm) (approximately)
  • Height: 1-3/4" (4.3cm) (approximately)
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"Good Fun Kit"
This is the first airplane model I have built in over 40 years. This is a good beginner's kit. All the parts went together with little problem. Very little flash if at all. The canopy did not fit perfectly but it is not apparent unless you look very closely. The decals for this kit were brittle and the checker board decals did not fit worth a flip. Replaced the nose decals with a yellow ring that in the end looks better than the decals if they had fit. In the end I was very pleased with my reintroduction to model planes. Despite the decals I would buy and build another Academy kit.

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  • Plastic pieces attached to sprues and molded in light grey..
  • Modelers will enjoy the fine surface detail, such as bolt heads an metal seams, that decorate the exterior of the craft..
  • The cockpit is complete with a seat, controls, and gauges..
  • The detailed engine and propeller assemblies give the craft a ver life-like look..
  • Authentically modeled landing gear..
  • The plane is armed with machine guns that peek innocently from th edge of each wing..
  • Bombs and external fuel tanks are mounted on the bottom of th fuselage..
  • Clear plastic canopy..
  • Detailed pictorial instructions guide you through assembly..


  • Scale: 1/72
  • Length: 5" (12.6cm) (approximately)
  • Width: 6-3/4" (17.1cm) (approximately)
  • Height: 1-3/4" (4.3cm) (approximately)


One 1/72 Plastic P-47D Thunderbolt "Razor-Back" Model Kit

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"Nice Kit?"
Enjoyed this one, No real problems, the landing gear covers were a little hard, not the wheel side but inside but not a major deal. Like the way the landing gear attached with the pin and slot to hold in correct position.

"Fairly nice"
The p-47raxorback,s alot more powerful than a thunderbolt or wild cat or a corsair in my belief but it's sweet heart I named mine little bad Bethany

"good over all"
pamason (Entiat, WA)
This model has much good and little bad. The parts fit well with little sanding but only a base cockpit and no pilot. The inst are good and paint chart is good to the decals are easy to cut out but care in place them. with a little work the landing gear can be showen up ore down. The cockpit glass has only the close setting. But a good plane for all.


  • One Decal Sheet with Markings for Two Aircraft
  • 1: Lt. Cecil O. Dean, 317th FS/325th FG, Spring 1944 Foggia, Italy
  • 2: Lt. A.H. Rainbow, 391st FS/366th FG, Late 1944, France
  • Airframe and Detail Colors
  • 1: Olive Drab, Neutral Gray
  • 2: Olive Drab, Neutral Gray


  • Keep small parts and sharp edges away from children..
  • Care should be taken when using tools and modeling knives..
  • Modeling paint should only be used by an adult in a well-ventilate area..

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