Full size Printed Plans Scale 1:12 CONTROL LINE Republic's P-47 "Thunderbolt" Fighter of world war.II
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Reproduced Vintage Plan From 1961
Republic's P-47 "Thunderbolt"
Full size printed plans on a 43” x 28” sheet
Five-page article with building notes and photos
Wingspan 40 3/4”
Engine .29 to .60
By Walter A. Musciano
Republic's P-47 "Thunderbolt" was one of the largest, most successful single seat fighters of the second world war. Generally considered a development of the famous P-35 and P-41 pre-war designs, in reality the P-47 was much more powerful and heavier with a maximum loaded weight of over 17,000 pounds . . . more than twice that of other contemporary single engine fighters. Powered by a 2300 horsepower supercharged 18.-cylinder Pratt and Whitney engine, the P-47D attained 429 miles per hour at 30,000 feet, had a rate of climb of 2,780 feet per minute. Its range was 950 miles.
Ace Bob Johnson piloted several different Thunderbolts during World War Two. Our plans illustrate the last P-47D he flew before he was ordered home. Unlike the earlier planes which were camouflaged, this particular craft was left natural aluminum. The twenty five crosses beneath the cockpit were increased to twenty eight before the Ace left for America. This one inch to the foot scale produces a plane which can accommodate any powerplant