Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series Corgi AA33802 P-47D Thunderbolt MK11 RAF Squadron Wanjing Burma November 1944 - Chester Model Centre

Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series Corgi AA33802 P-47D Thunderbolt MK11 RAF Squadron Wanjing Burma November 1944

AA33802

Click here to be notified by email when Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series Corgi AA33802 P-47D Thunderbolt MK11 RAF Squadron Wanjing Burma November 1944 becomes available.

Corgi

  • £35.00
    Unit price per 
  • Save £15
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.


Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series Corgi AA33802 P-47D Thunderbolt MK11 RAF Squadron Wanjing Burma November 1944

In May 1944, No. 79 Squadron was withdrawn for re-equipment with Thunderbolts that were to generally replace Hurricanes in the fighter bomber role and were taken into action in September. Ground attack and escort missions occupied the Squadron until the end of the war and it disbanded on 30 December 1945. This P-47D-30 was based at Wangjing from November 1944 and was painted with the medium and dark due national insignia adopted in Southeast Asia to avoid confusion with the red 'meatball' of the Japanese aircraft. Theatre stripes appear on the wings, fin and tailplane.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

Designed by Alexander Kartveli meeting a USAAC requirement for a heavy fighter, the P-47 was first flown on May 6th, 1941. Later models featured a "bubble-top" canopy rather than the sharply peaked "razorback" fuselage which resulted in poor visibility for the aircraft's pilot. The P-47, a deadly pursuit aircraft, featured 8 x 12.7mm machine guns; all mounted in the wings. Even with the complicated turbosupercharger system, the sturdy airframe and tough radial engine, the P-47 ("Jug" or "Juggernaut" as it was nicknamed) could absorb damage and still return home. Built in greater quantities than any other US fighter, the P-47 was the heaviest single-engine WWII fighter and the first piston-powered fighter to exceed 500 mph.

Corgi's 1:72 scale P-47 series includes both the "razorback" and "bubble-top" canopy styles, with separate castings for each fuselage. The models in this series are constructed almost entirely of diecast metal with only the smallest amount of plastic used. Details of the radial engine and air intake are visible inside the oval engine cowling. The turbo-supercharger exhaust vent and separately applied intercooler exit doors are nicely detailed at the rear of the fuselage. Each release in the series includes different weapons ordnance or external fuel tanks. The four staggered machine gun barrels that protrude from each of the wings' leading edges are constructed of rigid plastic, and there are shell casing vents below each wing.

Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series

The Corgi "Aviation Archive" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. The vast Aviation Archive range has become the standard by which all other diecast airplane ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival library material. Famous airplanes and aviators from both military and commercial airline aviation are all honored.

Corgi "Aviation Archive" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected interchangeable features such as speed-brakes, opened canopies and access panels.
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings.



    We Also Recommend