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P-47D French GCII/5 Lafayette Amberieu WWII France 1944 HA8409 1:48
Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series  P-47D French GCII/5 Lafayette Amberieu WWII France 1944  1:48 Scale Item: HA8409 P-47D French GCII/5 Lafayette Amberieu WWII France 1944 HA8409 1:48 P-47 French WWII HA8409 Hobbymaster P-47D French GCII/5 Lafayette Amberieu WWII France 1944 HA8409 1:48 P-47D French GCII/5 Lafayette Amberieu WWII France 1944 HA8409 1:48 P-47D French GCII/5 Lafayette Amberieu WWII France 1944 HA8409 1:48

P-47D French GCII/5 Lafayette Amberieu WWII France 1944 HA8409 1:48

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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series
P-47D French GCII/5 Lafayette Amberieu WWII France 1944
1:48 Scale
Item: HA8409

Product Description

Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series
P-47D French GCII/5 Lafayette Amberieu WWII France 1944
1:48 Scale
Item: HA8409

Hobby Master "1:48 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:
Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

The Republic Aviation P-47 “Thunderbolt” entered service in May 1942 with the introduction of
the P-47B. It had a “Razorback”, a high dorsal spine behind the side-ways opening canopy that
reduced visibility. As improvements were made a “D” variant was produced with 12,602 being
manufactured. The British developed a sliding bubble canopy for their Typhoon and this was
adopted by the USAAF starting with the P-47D-5. With its ability to survive enemy fire along with
impressive armament and bomb load the P-47 excelled at ground attack roles.


In December 1943 GC II/5 Lafayette was one of the first French units to receive the P-47D before
moving to Corsica from North Africa in May 1944. They were attached to the U.S. 57th FG as a
fighter-bomber unit. After the success of “Operation Dragoon” the French units moved back to
France with GC II/5 Lafayette arriving at Ambérieu on September 7, 1944. The USAAF delivered
446 P-47s to the Free French Air Force that equipped 7 Groupes de Chasse (GC). Many of the
P-47s were later transferred to Algeria.


Republic Aviation P-47D specifications

Number Produced – 12,602 most numerous variant

Crew – 1

Dimensions
Length – 36 ft. 1 in. (11 m)
Wingspan – 40 ft. 9 in. (12.42 m)
Height – 14 ft. 8 in. (4.47 m)

Performance
Engine – 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-59 twin-row radial, 2,535 hp (1,890 kW)
Maximum Speed – 433 mph @ 30,000 ft (697 km/h @ 9,145 m)
Service Ceiling – 43,000 ft. (13,100 m)
Rate Of Climb – 3,120 ft/min (15.9 m/s)
Range – 800 mi. combat, 1,800 mi. ferry (1,290 km combat / 2,900 km ferry)

Armament
8 x .50 in. (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns w/ 3,400 rounds
Maximum 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg) of bombs
10 x 5 in. (127 mm) unguided rockets

Additional Information

  • Stock#
    HA8409
  • Brand
    Hobby Master
  • Scale
    1:48
  • Material
    N/A
  • Aircraft Type
    Fixed-Winged
  • Era
    World War II
  • Aircraft
    P-47
  • Propulsion
    Propeller-Driven
  • Role
    Fighter
  • Country
    France

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