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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]