HA8406 Hobbymaster P-47M Thunderbolt 44-21160 “Devastatin Deb”, Capt. John C Fahringer 63rd Fighting Squadron, March 1945

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Hobbymaster 1/48th scale
HA8406
P-47M Thunderbolt
44-21160
"Devastatin Deb"
Capt. John C Fahringer
63rd Fighting Squadron
March 1945

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Hobbymaster 1/48th scale HA8406 P-47M Thunderbolt 44-21160 “Devastatin Deb”, Capt. John C Fahringer 63rd Fighting Squadron, March 1945. Buy online at Flying Tigers.

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.

During his time with the 63rd Fighter Squadron Capt. John C Fahringer flew two P-47s. Both aircraft wore UN-F and were named “Devastin’ Deb” The first aircraft was a P-47D while the second was a P-47M 44-21160. On March 25 1945 44-21160 was flown by Major George Bostwick, newly assigned to the 63rd FS, when he shot down an Me-262 and damaged another. On April 5, 1945 Captain Fahringer, Operations Officer for the 63rd, scored his fourth and final aircraft when he downed an Me-262 while flying “Devastatin’ Deb”.

RRP £70.00

Weight 750 g
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