The P-47 Thunderbolt is the largest single-engined fighter of the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters of World War II and was manufactured by Republic Aviation. The P-47 Thunderbolt was the product of Russian immigrant Alexander de Seversky and Georgian immigrant Alexander Kartveli, who had left their homelands to escape the Bolsheviks. Initial deliveries of the P-47s to the USAAF were to the 56th Fighter Group on Long Island. The first P-47 combat mission started in March 10, 1943 and the mission failed due to radio malfunctions.The P-47 gradually became the best fighter-bomber which could carry 500 pound bombs, the triple-tube M-8 4.5 inch rocket launchers and eventually HVARS. P-47s were operated by several Allied air arms during World War II. There's a large number of surviving airframes that exist in flying condition as well as in museum collections worldwide.This high quality replica is handcrafted from mahogany and comes with a wooden base.Length is 14" and wingspan is 15-1/2"
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!