Here are a few P-47 Thunderbolt profiles which were created for a commission and for the book Squadrons! No. 23 – The republic Thunderbolt Mk II by Phil Listemann.
Category: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
The Republic Thunderbolt Mk I in Commonwealth service
These profiles were created for the book Squadrons! No. 2 – The Republic Thunderbolt Mk I by Phil Listemann. Five profiles were created for the book. Thunderbolt Mk I FL848 was flown by F/O Edgar Wilson (RNZAF) of No 146 Squadron in India in September 1944. Thunderbolt Mk I HD144 was assigned to No 73…Continue reading The Republic Thunderbolt Mk I in Commonwealth service
Work in progress: improving the P-47 bubbletop templates
I’m currently improving my existing templates for early “bubbletop” P-47 Thunderbolts. A few details needed twitching: the location of the turbosupercharger exhaust doors, size of the bubbletop canopy, engine cowling details, etc.
Fly it for Christmas !
It is with great pride and honour that I would like to introduce my partnership with maxFlite. The concept behind maxFlite’s product is quite simple: we all have fond childhood memories of playing with small foam gliders with propellers. In most cases, these gliders were as much fun as they were flimsy and unrealistic. MaxFlite…Continue reading Fly it for Christmas !
AirCorps Aviation of Bemidji, MN is honored to assist in the relay of the poignant life story and service of 1st Lt Loren Hintz who was killed in action flying a P-47 Thunderbolt fighter over Italy on April 21, 1945. Follow AirCorps Aviation for daily updates as this 12 year quest culminates with the excavation…Continue reading Finding Loren
P-47 Thunderbolt “Big Ass Bird II”
A personal favourite of mine! This P-47D-30-RA (s/n 44-32773) was flown by Maj. Howard Park, 513th Fighter Squadron, 406th Fighter Group, 1945. Enregistrer Enregistrer
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
The P-47 was (and still is) the largest single-engine piston-engine fighter ever produced. Although it was ill-suited to engage nimble fighters in aerial combat, its firepower and ruggedness made it perfect for ground attack. The P-47 and its British counterpart, the Hawker Typhoon, made close air support possible. 1. Colonel Hubert “Hub” Zemke’s P-47C-5-RE, named…Continue reading Republic P-47 Thunderbolt