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.
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..
Length: 5" (12.6cm) (approximately)
Width: 6-3/4" (17.1cm) (approximately)
Height: 1-3/4" (4.3cm) (approximately)
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
One 1/72 Plastic P-47D Thunderbolt "Razor-Back" Model 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.