P47D Razorback Fighter

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 P47D Razorback Fighter Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/72 Scale #12492
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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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"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.

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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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"Good compamy to buy from."
Looking forward to build a P47D, will be a added collection.

"P47D Razorback"
joerella10 (Union. NJ)
What a great kit. Academy did a fine job with the near perfect fit and the fine recessed panel lines. Yes, the only way to display the canopy is closed. And, the cockpit is just basic. But, those two flaws are easy to overlook. This kit is fine for anyone to build.

"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.


  • 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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