Early Aluminum P-47B

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Early Aluminum P-47B

Postby soslipstream » Fri May 03, 2013 3:33 am

Just wrapping up a minor overhaul on this P-47B aluminum model. I bought it thinking it was a trenchart item but once I scaled the airplane, turns out it has a shorter nose on it and the cockpit was carefully machined to replicate the same appearnce as the first production P-47B. The model was purchased from a seller on Long Island so chances seem to indicate something originally created at Republic Aircraft.

It received a new full cavity canopy using Rohm & Haas Plexiglas cockpit material from WW2. The prop is an old Aeroclub P-47 Curtiss prop in the right scale and turns. Eventually I may add some additional detail.

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Re: Early Aluminum P-47B

Postby chrsn » Mon May 06, 2013 5:54 pm

That's a fine restoration job. I did not know there was anything besides the bubble canopy and razorback models for the P-47. That model must be one rare item!
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Re: Early Aluminum P-47B

Postby MichaelB » Wed May 08, 2013 1:18 am

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