Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt

Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt

Paperback Modelling, 11

By (author) Brett Green, Other adaptation by Robert Oehler

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 182mm x 244mm x 8mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 30 July 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841767956
  • ISBN 13: 9781841767956
  • Illustrations note: 185col.ill.
  • Sales rank: 527,781

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Affectionately nicknamed 'Jug,' the P-47 Thunderbolt was one of the most famous fighter aircraft of WWII. Nearly 16,000 P-47s were built during the course of the war and they served in Europe, the Pacific, the CBI and even over the Eastern Front. This widespread service ensured that it amassed more kills than any other US fighter type in World War II. This book takes you through a variety of different ways to model the P-47 Thunderbolt, from a 1/48-scale P-47D 'Razorback' in USAAF colours to a 1/32-scale full resin kit depicting an RAF Thunderbolt in the Southeast Asian theatre.

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Author information

Brett Green is the editor of HyperScale (www hyperscale.com) an online model magazine established in 1998, and a highly respected aviation modeller. He has published two books on the colours and markings of Luftwaffe aircraft: Augsburg's Last Eagles, on the late-war Messerschmitt Bf 109, and Stormbird Colors on the Me 262, and for Osprey Publishing has written Modelling 2: Modelling the Bf 110 in 1/48 scale and co-written US Army Fighter Modeling in the Masterclass series. Brett lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two children.

Table of contents

Introduction; Materials; Modelling the subject; Intermediate build; Advanced build; Master build; 'Special feature'; Further reading, media and websites; Museums and collections; Kits available; Index