Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Republic Aviation P-47D Thunderbolt – "No Guts No Glory", Lt. Col. Benjamin Mayo, 82nd FS, 78th FG, USAAF, RAF Duxford, England, 1944
1:48 Scale. Length: 9". Wingspan: 10.2”
Lt Col. Benjamin Mayo was CO of the 82nd FS then the 84th FS of the 78th FG from June until September 1944. The 78th FG was based at Duxford Air Base in England. While with the 82nd FS Mayo flew a P-47D named “No Guts No Glory”, which was lost while being flown by another pilot. He was then transferred to the 84th FS and named his new P-47D “No Guts No Glory” as well. Mayo's third P-47 was #42-26551 that he used to shoot down two Fw-190s on September 9, 1944 near Giessen, Germany. This third P-47 was later transferred to the 371st FS 405th FG 9th Air Force where it was lost on April 11, 1945.Realistic panel lines
Removable pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was a single-seat fighter aircraft used by the U.S. and allied air forces during World War II. It was one of the largest, heaviest, most expensive fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a single piston engine. The P-47B was first flown on May 6, 1941 with the first production aircraft being delivered in May 1942. The Thunderbolt was very effective as a short-to-medium range escort fighter and as a fighter-bomber proved especially adept at ground attack. The aircrafts eight .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns could inflict severe damage on lightly armored targets. In the fighter-bomber ground-attack role it could carry ten five-inch rockets or a bomb load of up to 2,500 pounds.
The first P-47 combat mission took place on March 10, 1943 when the 4th FG took their aircraft on a fighter sweep over France. By 1944, the P-47 Thunderbolt was in service with the USAAF in all of its operational theaters, except Alaska. Although the P-51 Mustang eventually replaced the P-47 in the long-range escort role in Europe, the P-47 still ended the war with 3752 air-to-air victories claimed in over 746,000 sorties. A total of 15,678 P-47s of all types were built, the last being a P-47N, which rolled off the Republic Aviation production line in October 1945. The P-47 Thunderbolt served with the U.S. Army Air Force (U.S. Air Force after 1947) until 1949 and the Air National Guard until 1953.
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