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1/72 Academy P-47D "Sleepy Jean the 3rd" by Alexandros Marinos
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A robust American fighter and a great model is the latest addition to our first page by Alexandros Marinos My dear friend did a very good job on painting and weathering this American beauty, in "Sleepy  Jean's" colors and markings, resulting in a very interesting subject. (Comments by Thomas Sandros

 

1/72 Academy P-47D "Sleepy Jean the 3rd"

by Alexandros Marinos

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HISTORY

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was a World War II era fighter aircraft produced by the United States between 1941–1945. Its primary armament was eight .50-caliber machine guns, four per wing, and in the fighter-bomber ground-attack role it could carry five-inch rockets or a bomb load of 2,500 pounds, more than half the payload of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. When fully loaded the P-47 weighed up to eight tons making it one of the heaviest fighters of the war. The P-47 was designed around the powerful Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine which was the same engine also used by two very successful U.S. Navy fighters, the Grumman F6F Hellcat and the Vought F4U Corsair. The Thunderbolt was very effective as a short-to-medium range escort fighter in high-altitude air-to-air combat but was also adept at ground attack in both the World War II European and Pacific Theaters.

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The P-47 was one of the main United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) fighters of World War II, and served with other Allied air forces, notably those of France, Britain, and Russia. Mexican and Brazilian squadrons fighting alongside the U.S. were equipped with the P-47.

The armored cockpit was roomy inside, comfortable for the pilot, and offered good visibility. A modern-day U.S. ground-attack aircraft, the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, takes its name from the P-47

(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)

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CONSTRUCTION

This is a photostory article, so just enjoy the pictures!!!

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CONCLUSSION

I hope you like it!!!

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Text and Photos by Alxandros Marinos

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