HA8458 Hobbymaster P-47D Thunderbolt “Bonnie” 42-27884, 460th FS, 348th FG, Philippines, early 1945

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Now in stock. Only 350 worldwide limited edition.
Hobbymaster 1/48th scale
HA8458
P-47D Thunderbolt "Bonnie"
42-27884
460th FS
348th FG
Philippines
Early 1945

RRP £91.00

In stock

Model Description

Hobbymaster 1/48th scale HA8458 P-47D Thunderbolt “Bonnie” 42-27884, 460th FS, 348th FG, Philippines, early 1945. Buy now 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.

William. D. “Bill” Dunham was the second leading ace of the 348th FG and the second leading P-47 ace against Japan. Dunham’s first aircraft was P-47D 42-8067 “68” nicknamed “Bonnie” when he was assigned to the 342nd FS. In early December 1944 Dunham received a new P-47D 42-27884 “Bonnie” and added 5 more victories that month. Also in December Dunham’s aircraft received new theater markings of black bands. Dunham finished WWII with 16 victories of which 15 came flying a P-47 and 1 flying a P-51D.

RRP £91.00

Weight 750 g
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Model Code: HA8458

Model categories:
1/48th Scale Aircraft and Diorama Accessories, HobbyMaster Aviation, Military Aviation, New Models In Stock, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt