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The P47 Thunderbolt was used  in the fighter groups of nine U.S. Air Forces spread across the globe during WWII. It  was also used by numerous foreign air forces. The P47 ‘Jug’ was legendary for its  power and ruggedness as it conducted fighter sweep, bomber escort, and ground   attack missions in every theater of the war.   The 350th Fighter Group in the Mediterranean Campaign 2 November, 1942 to 2 May 1945. The group comprised the 345th, 346th, and 347th Fighter Squadrons, flying  against the Luftwaffe during the Moroccan, Tunisian, Sicilian and Italian campaigns in P-39's and P-47's.  Although initially thought to be burdened with a craft too large,  heavy, and un-maneuverable, the P-47 pilots eventually acquired the skills they needed to counter the nimble  Luftwaffe fighters. And the introduction of P-47Cs in mid-1943, with their added external tanks, improved the pilot's combat radius.  Although it recorded 3,916 kills as a fighter, the P-47 was later used primarily as a ground-attack aircraft, destroying thousands of tanks, locomotives, rail cars, and trucks.  Production P-47 Thunderbolts were in the air in early 1943, excelling in bomber escort and ground-attack bombing. P47s were flown by the air forces of Australia, Brazil, France, the Soviet Union, and Great  Britain--more than 12,000 planes in all, more than any other U.S. fighter before or since.  Other P-47's flew in the 413 Fighter Group which was composed of the 1st, 21st and 34th Fighter Squadrons and they also flew in the 318th Fighter Squadron  This hobby center contains plastic model airplanes, die cast model airplanes, wood models, and mahogany models.  Charles Lindbergh also performed high altitude test on the Republic P-47 ignition system and was the only pilot to achieve an altitude of over 42,000 feet.

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P-47 Thunderbolt 1/100 Die Cast ModelP-47 Thunderbolt 1/100 Die Cast Model
Big Stud, 325th Fighter Group
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This 1/100 scale, die cast model of "Big Stud" - a P-47D Thunderbolt flown by six-victory ace Col. Robert Baseler, commander of the 325th Fighter Group from July 5, 1943, to April 1, 1944 - features fine surface details, glazed cockpit windows, a rotating propeller, authentic "Checkertail Clan" markings, a display stand, and more. 4¾" wingspan.
#0091243     Price: $14.95
P-47D Thunderbolt 1/72 Die Cast Model

P-47D Thunderbolt 1/72 Die Cast Model
325th Fighter Group, "Dallas Blonde"
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Wearing the distinctive black-and-yellow checkertail of the 325th Fighter Group and the racy "Dallas Blonde" nose art of Lt. Don Kearns, this 1/72 scale, die cast model is a beauty. It also features engraved panel lines, movable flight control surfaces, a detailed cockpit with an optional-position canopy, removable armament, a rotating propeller, optional-position landing gear with real rubber tires, a display stand and more. 7" wingspan.
#0091408

Price: $29.95

P-47D Thunderbolt 1/72 Die Cast Model

P-47D Thunderbolt 1/72 Die Cast Model
Gabreski, 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group
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Replicating the P-47D Thunderbolt flown by Lt. Col. Francis "Gabby" Gabreski (whose 28 victories made him the top-scoring American ace in World War II's European Theater) of the 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, in 1943, this 1/72 scale, die cast model features a detailed cockpit with a pilot figure, a cowling that can be removed to reveal a detailed engine, removable wing-mounted bombs and a centerline fuel tank, optional-position landing gear, and authentic markings, including victory symbols below the canopy. 6¾" wingspan; includes a display stand.
#0093671

Price: $29.95

P-47D Thunderbolt 1/72 Die Cast Model



P-47D Thunderbolt 1/72 Die Cast Model
83rd FS, 78th FG, RAF Duxford, Normandy
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Replicating a P-47D Thunderbolt flown by the 83rd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, out of RAF Duxford in support of the June 6, 1944, Allied invasion of Normandy, this 1/72 scale, die cast Forces of Valor model features finely textured surfaces, a detailed cockpit with a pilot figure and a glazed canopy, a realistic 18-cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine with a removable cowl and rotating propeller, wing-mounted bombs and a centerline fuel tank, optional-position landing gear, and authentic markings, including D-Day invasion stripes and the 78th Fighter Group's famous checkerboard nose. 6¾" wingspan; includes a display stand.
#0093349

Price: $29.95

P-47D Thunderbolt & P-51 Mustang 1/72 Die Cast Models

P-47D Thunderbolt & P-51 Mustang 1/72 Die Cast Models
Lt. Warren Penny & Capt. Robert Barkley, 325th Fighter Group
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Replicating aircraft flown by the 325th Fighter Group "Checkertail Clan" in 1944 Italy, this limited edition, 1/72 scale, die cast Corgi set includes the P-47D Thunderbolt "Topper" flown by Lt. Warren Penny (4 victories, 317th FS) and the P-51B Mustang "Dorothy II" flown by 5-victory ace Capt. Robert Barkey (319th FS).

Each model features engraved panel lines; a detailed cockpit with a clear canopy and a hand-painted pilot figure; a rotating propeller; optional position landing gear; authentic markings, including nose art and a checkered tail; and more. The Thunderbolt also includes a "razorback" canopy configuration with a tall fuselage spine behind the pilot and M2 Browning machine guns while the Mustang has an anti-glare panel, a realistic radiator scoop and wing-mounted fuel tanks. The Thunderbolt has a 6¾" wingspan and the Mustang has a 6¼" wingspan; each includes a display stand.     #0092312  
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P-47M Thunderbolt 1/72 Die Cast Model

P-47M Thunderbolt 1/72 Die Cast Model
Ole-Miss Lil
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Replicating "Ole-Miss Lil" - a high-speed M-variant of the Thunderbolt flown by Capt. Thomas Smith of the 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, in early 1945 - this 1/72 scale, die cast model features engraved panel lines, a detailed cockpit with an optional-position canopy, movable flight control surfaces, drop tanks and armament, a rotating propeller, optional-position landing gear with rubber tires, authentic markings including the 56th Fighter Group's red nose, and more. 6¾" wingspan; arrives ready to display on the included stand.
#0091438

Price: $29.95

P-47M Thunderbolt 1/72 Die Cast Model

P-47M Thunderbolt 1/72 Die Cast Model
61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group
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A high-speed variant of the Thunderbolt designed to counter the new German jet and rocket planes, this P-47M - the first ever built - was delivered to the 56th Fighter Group in December, 1944, and flown by Capt. Witold "Lanny" Lanowski, who achieved four aerial victories.

This 1/72 scale, die cast model features a detailed cockpit, movable flight control surfaces, engraved panel lines, drop tanks and armament, a rotating propeller, optional position landing gear with real rubber tires, and more. 6¾" wingspan; includes a display stand.
#0091351

Price: $29.95

P-47C-5 Thunderbolt 1/72 Die Cast Model

P-47C-5 Thunderbolt 1/72 Die Cast Model
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This 1/72 scale model features remarkable details such as engraved panel lines, external fuel tanks, movable flight control surfaces, wing-mounted machine guns, optional position landing gear, a display stand, and the authentic "The Missouri Kid/Sho-Me" markings of 4th Fighter Group triple ace Ralph "Kidd" Hofer from Debden in 1943. 7" wingspan.
#0092883

Price: $24.95

P-47N Thunderbolt 1/48 Kit

P-47N Thunderbolt 1/48 Kit
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Replicating the final P-47 variant (designed as an escort fighter for B-29 Superfortress raids on the Japanese home islands), this 1/48 scale, plastic kit features engraved panel lines; a detailed cockpit with a clear bubble canopy; prototypical squared-off wingtips; wing-mounted rockets and fuel tanks; realistic landing gear; a choice of three markings from the 318th and 507th Fighter Groups stationed on le Shima island in 1945, including those of "Expected Goose;" and more. 10½" wingspan; skill level 2.
#0092277

Price: $26.95

P-47 Thunderbold Fighter AircraftP-47N Thunderbolt 1/48 Kit
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Replicating a late-production P-47N Thunderbolt with a "bubbletop" canopy, this 1/48 scale, plastic kit features a well-equipped cockpit with a pilot figure, an intricate radial engine, a centerline fuel tank, realistic landing gear with weighted tires, and a choice of two markings ("Li'l Meatie's Meat Chopper" of the 464th FS, 507th FG, and the Georgia Air National Guard's 128th FS, 116th Wing). 10¾" wingspan; 105 parts, skill level 2.     #0083799     Price: $22.95
P-47D Thunderbolt 1/48 Kit

P-47D Thunderbolt 1/48 Kit
"Little Chief," 1st Lt. Frank Klibbe, 56th FG, March, 1944
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Replicating "Little Chief," the P-47D flown by 7-victory ace 1st Lt. Frank Klibbe of the 56th Fighter Group (the first unit to be equipped with the P-47), this 1/48 scale, plastic kit features a well-equipped cockpit with a pilot figure and a glazed canopy; a detailed engine with removable cowl panels and a four-blade-propeller; rocket launcher tubes, bombs and drop tanks; optional-position flaps; realistic landing gear; and a choice of 56th Fighter Group markings (Klibbe's "Little Chief" and Capt. Walker "Bud" Mahurin's aircraft) from March, 1944. 10¼" wingspan; assembly required.
#0083859

Price: $44.95

P-47D Thunderbolt 1/48 Kit

P-47D Thunderbolt 1/48 Kit
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Magnificently engineered, this 1/48 scale, plastic kit features finely engraved surface details such as panel lines and rivets; an incredibly detailed cockpit; optional position wing flaps; a wonderfully simulated R-2800 engine; bombs, rocket launchers and drop tanks; intricate nose and main landing gear; a choice of markings; a pilot figure and more. 10¼" wingspan; assembly required.
#0092046

Price: $49.95

P-47D Thunderbolt 1/48 KitP-47D Thunderbolt 1/48 Kit
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This highly detailed, 1/48 scale, plastic kit features textured surfaces, a realistic-look cowl and engine cavity, intricate landing gear, parts to build either the bubble top or razorback variant, and a choice of Gabreski or Tuskegee Airmen markings. 8½" wingspan; skill level 2.     #0090778     Price: $14.95
P-47D Thunderbolt "Gabreski" 1/48 Kit

P-47D Thunderbolt "Gabreski" 1/48 Kit
61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, 1944
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Replicating the P-47D Thunderbolt flown by Lt. Col. Francis "Gabby" Gabreski - whose 28 victories made him the top scoring American ace in WWII's European Theater - when he was commanding officer of the 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, in 1944, this limited edition, 1/48 scale, plastic kit features textured surfaces, a well-equipped cockpit with a glazed canopy, a detailed engine with a Hamilton-Standard propeller, optional-position cowl and landing flaps, a centerline fuel tank, realistic landing gear, and authentic markings. You even get a lifelike, standing resin figure of Gabreski himself! 10" wingspan; assembly required.
#0083782     Price: $44.95

P-47D Thunderbolt 1/32 Kit

P-47D Thunderbolt 1/32 Kit
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Replicating a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, this 1/32 scale, plastic kit features a fully-outfitted cockpit with a multi-part canopy; an optional transparent cowling to view the intricately detailed engine; a choice of four types of drop tanks; 500- and 250-pound bombs, 10 rockets, and vinyl ammunition belts in the gun bays; separately molded control surfaces; realistic landing gear with vinyl tires; plenty of photo-etched metal parts; a choice of 362nd and 368th Fighter Group markings (including those of Lt. Clifford Price, which has pin-up girl nose art inspired by Alberto Vargas art from the 1945 Esquire calendar); and more. 15¼" wingspan; assembly required.     #0083594     Price: $139.00

P-47D Thunderbolt 1/32 KitP-47D Thunderbolt 1/32 Kit
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Replicating "Miss Fire," the P-47D flown by 21½-victory ace Capt. Fred Christensen of the 56th Fighter Group in 1944, this amazingly detailed, 1/32 scale, plastic kit features textured surfaces; a fully outfitted cockpit with photo-etched seat belts and shoulder harnesses; an exquisitely detailed engine with a choice of four propellers; rubber ammo belts; bombs, rocket launchers and drop tanks; intricate landing gear with rubber tires; a choice of two markings; and much more. 15¼" wingspan; 462 parts, assembly required.
#0083673

Price: $140.00
P-47D Thunderbolt 1/32 Kit

P-47D Thunderbolt 1/32 Kit
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Made by Hasegawa, this newly-tooled 1/32 scale plastic kit features engraved panel lines and simulated rivets; a fully outfitted cockpit with an optional-position canopy and a pilot figure; a detailed engine and intricate landing gear; optional-position cowl and wing flaps; external fuel tanks; a choice of Maj. Glenn Eagleston's 354th Fighter Group or Lt. Col. Francis Gabreski's 56th Fighter Group markings; and more. 15¼" wingspan; 167 parts, assembly required.
#0092822

Price: $79.95

P-47B/D Thunderbolt 1/32 Model

P-47B/D Thunderbolt 1/32 Model
Pre Built Mahogany Airplane Model Kit.
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Made of Philippine mahogany, this 1/32 scale model measures 14" in length and has a  wingspan of 15½". Hand painted and detailed, model comes ready to display on the  included mahogany base. 
....#0009304 $199.00

P-47D Razorback 1/72 Kit
Plastic Airplane Model Kit.
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Plastic kit features fine surface detail such as bolt heads and metal seams. Realistic cockpit complete with a seat, controls, and gauges. Detailed engine, propeller, landing gear and armaments add to the authentic look. 6¾" wingspan when  completed.
...#0009795 $12.95
P-47B Thunderbolt 1/32 Display Model

P-47B Thunderbolt 1/32 Display Model
"Little Chief", 1st Lt. Frank Klibbe, 61st Fighter Squadon
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Made of Philippine mahogany, this 1/32 scale model of "Little Chief," the P-47B Thunderbolt flown by 7-victory ace 1st Lt. Frank Klibbe of the 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group (the first unit to be equipped with the P-47 in June, 1942), is hand painted and detailed, has a 15½" wingspan, and includes a display stand.
#0097733

Price: $199.00

P-47 Thunderbolt & Armament Display Model

P-47 Thunderbolt & Armament Display Model
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Meticulously hand carved and painted by expert craftsmen, this premium quality, 1/39 scale mahogany model of a P-47D Thunderbolt flown by 22½-victory ace Lt. Col. Dave Schilling - the Commanding Officer of the 56th Fighter Group and its third highest scoring ace - features the Li'l Abner comic strip character "Hairless Joe" on its cowling and even includes 1/16 scale models of an AN-M64 500-pound bomb and an AN-M57 250-pound bomb on the elegant wood display base, a history plate, and more. 12¾" wingspan; arrives ready to display.
#0096601     Price: $179.00

P-47D Thunderbolt Radio-Controlled Airplane

P-47D Thunderbolt Radio-Controlled Airplane  RC
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Now, you can fly your own version of World War II's famous P-47D Thunderbolt!

With its durable construction and impressive flight performance, this electric-powered, radio-controlled airplane lets you fly with confidence as you perform spirited warbird aerobatics and high-speed strafing runs. And with its authentic look (this model is so accurate it even features a painted pilot figure in the cockpit and a realistic 404th Fighter Group paint scheme, including D-Day invasion stripes and Maj. James Mullins' "Snortin' Bull" fuselage and nose art), your flying will be as impressive as it is fun. You'll be ready to take flight in the time it takes to charge the included battery and bind it to your favorite 4+ channel DSM2-compatible transmitter!

You get:
* A powerful, pre-installed 950Kv brushless outrunner motor
* A pre-installed Spektrum™ 2.4GHz AR600 DSMX 6-channel receiver with fully proportional elevator, throttle, rudder and aileron control for precise flying and maneuverability
* An 11.1V 2200mAh LiPo battery for 7-10 minute flight times
* A 12V DC-powered LiPo balancing fast charger
* Durable and lightweight foam construction
* Fine details such as a simulated radial engine front and molded panel lines
* Removable main landing gear and a steerable tail wheel
* Detailed instructions with flying tips
* And more!

42¼" wingspan; requires a 4+ channel DSM2-compatible transmitter (not included).

To purchase a 4+ channel DSM2-compatible transmitter, see item #61688. And don't forget to add an additional battery (item #61689) - you'll be able to take your Thunderbolt for a second flight without waiting to recharge!

#0094919
Price: $329.00

P-47 Thunderbolt 1/48 Kit

P-47 Thunderbolt 1/48 Kit
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Replicating a P-47N flown by the 463rd Fighter Squadron, 507th Fighter Group, stationed at Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands, in 1945, this 1/48 scale plastic kit features textured surfaces, a detailed cockpit with a pilot figure, wing-mounted bombs and missiles, realistic landing gear, authentic markings, and more. 10" wingspan; skill level 2.
#0083129     Price: $14.95

P-47D-25 Thunderbolt 1/48 Kit

P-47D-25 Thunderbolt 1/48 Kit
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This 1/48 scale plastic kit is made by Hasegawa, one of the best in the business. You get a detailed cockpit with instrument and side panels, a control stick, and control linkages; a four-part Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine; wing mounted bombs and an external fuel tank; a choice of "Angie" or "Saucy Susie" markings from the 406th Fighter Group; and more. 10" wingspan; approximately 100 parts, assembly required.
#0096977    
Price: $39.95

P-47N Thunderbolt 1/48 Kit

P-47N Thunderbolt 1/48 Kit
Plastic Airplane Model Kit.
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The last "Jug" version, the P-47N was designed for the Pacific Theater and had  extended wings to carry the fuel required for long distance escort missions over  Japan. Plastic kit features recessed panel lines, accurate propeller and spinner assembly, and detailed gun bays with optional covers. Cockpit has control linkages,  instrument panel with raised detail, seat, armor plate, side panels, and control stick. Ordnance and accurate markings included. 120 pieces and a 9½" wingspan when  complete.
.....#0009809 $26.95

P-47 Thunderbolt Balsa KitP-47 Thunderbolt Balsa Kit
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Though the P-47 was the most-produced fighter of World War II, there's still room for one more: yours! Featuring all laser-cut, high-quality balsa wood parts, this kit is suitable for rubber-, gas- or electric-powered flight and has an impressive 27½" wingspan. Assembly required.
#0008560   Price: $49.95
P-47 Thunderbolt Balsa Kit
Balsa Wood Airplane Model Kit.
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Your 1/24 scale "Jug" will have a 20" wingspan when completed. Balsa and tissue kit requires assembly.   .....#0008832 $19.95
Pilot's Man. P-47 Thunderbolt
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This is a Super Find. 
A reprint of the official government handbook designed to show the new cadet how  to fly the aircraft. Heavily illustrated with all the data. 50 pgs., 40+ B&W illus., 8½"x 11", sfbd

.....#0001404 $9.95

P-47 Thunderbolt Balsa Kit
Balsa Wood Model Airplane Kit.
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This 1/16 scale balsa kit of the famed thunderbolt has many special features  including retractable landing gear, a sliding canopy, a simulated engine and more. Kit has a 30¼" wingspan when completed and can be used for display, gas-powered or  rubber-powered free flight. Assembly required.      .....#0008935     $69.95
P-47 Thunderbolt Balsa Kit
Balsa Wood Model Airplane Kit.
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The 70+ laser-cut parts included in this kit makes it one of the finest quality balsa  kits available. You get hand-selected balsa, color peel-and-stick decals, 5-inch  plastic propeller, full scale plans with step-by-step instructions, light weight color  tissue, wheels, rubber and more. 17½" wingspan when completed; assembly required.  For display or rubber-powered flight.  Hobby center model airplanes and kits.   .....#0008970 $24.95

 

 

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USAAF World War II Fighters Shirt - Large

USAAF World War II Fighters Shirt - XX-Large
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Made of a 50% cotton/50% polyester blend, this screen-printed, ash gray-colored t-shirt features a U.S. Army Air Force emblem on the front and, on the back, profiles of six legendary World War II fighters: the P-38 Lightning, P-39 Airacobra, P-40 Warhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang and P-61 Black Widow.
#0069897
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USAAF World War II Fighters Shirt - X-Large
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#0069896
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USAAF World War II Fighters Shirt - Large
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USAAF World War II Fighters Shirt - Medium
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#0069894
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U.S. Army Air Force Warbirds of WWII
U.S. Army Air Force Warbirds of WWII
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This poster displays 15 U.S. Army Air Force fighters, bombers and transports - including the P-38 Lightning, P-40 Warhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang, P-61 Black Widow, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, B-29 Superfortress, C-46 Commando, and C-47 Skytrain - from World War II along with a detailed chart citing the specifications and performance characteristics of each. 36"x 24"; laminated for increased protection.
#0071561
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Thunderbolt Strike
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Robert Taylor. 

9th Air Force Razorbacks of 404 Fighter Group race for home, crossing the French coast near Le Havre amidst heavy flak defenses. 1250  S/N by artist and three pilots. 27”x 21” print.
.....#0007673 $225.00

Eye Candy Clock
Wall Clock
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This collector clock features classic World War II nose art and a P-47 Thunderbolt  framed in a distinctive riveted aluminum case. Also features a quartz movement,  requiring one AA battery (not included). 15" diameter.
.....#0006666 $29.95

USAAF World War II Fighters Shirt - Large USAAF World War II Fighters Shirt - XX-Large
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This high quality, cream-colored t-shirt features a screen-printed U.S. Army Air Force emblem on the left front and, on the back, profiles of six legendary World War II fighters: the P-38 Lightning, P-39 Airacobra, P-40 Warhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang and P-61 Black Widow. 50% cotton/50% polyester.
#0069395
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USAAF World War II Fighters Shirt - X-Large
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#0069394
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USAAF World War II Fighters Shirt - Large
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USAAF World War II Fighters Shirt - Medium
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#0069392
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Modelling the P-47 ThunderboltModelling the P-47 Thunderbolt
Osprey Modelling Vol. 11
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Green. From a 1/48 scale "Razorback" in USAAF colors to a 1/32 scale RAF Thunderbolt in Southeast Asia, this heavily illustrated book covers the broad range of options available to P-47 builders. One of the most famous aircraft of WWII, P-47s achieved more kills than any other U.S. fighter type, having served in Europe, the Pacific, the CBI and over the Eastern Front. 80 pages, color photographs, reference charts, 7¼"x 9¾", softcover.
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Battle Colors Volume IIBattle Colors Volume II
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Insignia and Aircraft Markings of the Eighth Air Force in World War II, Volume II: (VIII) Fighter Command
Watkins. This second volume in the Battle Colors series focuses on the Fighter Groups, Scouting Force and Special Operations units of the Mighty Eighth, depicting all known unit insignia, tactical markings and identification codes and diagramming approved specifications for the size and placement of all versions of the U.S. insignia applied to P-38, P-47 and P-51 fighter aircraft. 144 pages; 600+ color profiles, insignia, photographs and maps; 9"x 12"; hardcover.

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   P-47 Historical Study Notes:  

9th Air Force Razorbacks of 404 Fighter Group race for home, crossing the French coast near Le Havre amidst heavy flak defenses

the P-47 was the most-produced fighter of World War II

The last "Jug" version, the P-47N was designed for the Pacific Theater and had  extended wings to carry the fuel required for long distance escort missions over  Japan.

a four-part Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine; wing mounted bombs and an external fuel tank; a choice of "Angie" or "Saucy Susie" markings from the 406th Fighter Group

"Okie" - the P-47D flown out of Duxford by 12.3-victory ace Maj. Quince Brown in the spring of 1944

 "Little Chief" - the P-47D flown by 7-victory ace 1st Lt. Frank Klibbe of the 56th Fighter Group, which was the first unit to be equipped with the P-47 in June, 1942

"Big Ass Bird II," a P-47D flown by Flt. Lt. Howard Park in the Battle of the Bulge during which his 406th Fighter Group was assigned to the defense of Bastogne

"Saucy Susie," a P-47D Thunderbolt flown by the 513th Fighter Squadron, 406th Fighter Group

"Big Ass Bird II," a P-47D flown by Major Howard Park of the 513th Fighter Squadron, 406th Fighter Group, during the Battle of the Bulge

"Spirit of Atlantic City, N.J." the famous Republic P-47D Thunderbolt flown by Capt. Walker "Bud" Mahurin - who recorded 24¼ victories, including 3½ in Korea - of the 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group

P-47N flown by the 463rd Fighter Squadron, 507th Fighter Group, stationed at Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands, in 1945

404th Fighter Group paint scheme, including D-Day invasion stripes and Maj. James Mullins' "Snortin' Bull" fuselage and nose art

P-47D Thunderbolt flown by 22½-victory ace Lt. Col. Dave Schilling - the Commanding Officer of the 56th Fighter Group and its third highest scoring ace - features the Li'l Abner comic strip character "Hairless Joe" on its cowling

Little Chief," the P-47B Thunderbolt flown by 7-victory ace 1st Lt. Frank Klibbe of the 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group (the first unit to be equipped with the P-47 in June, 1942)

Maj. Glenn Eagleston's 354th Fighter Group or Lt. Col. Francis Gabreski's 56th Fighter Group markings

"Miss Fire," the P-47D flown by 21½-victory ace Capt. Fred Christensen of the 56th Fighter Group in 1944

368th Fighter Group markings (including those of Lt. Clifford Price, which has pin-up girl nose art inspired by Alberto Vargas art from the 1945 Esquire calendar

 P-47D Thunderbolt flown by Lt. Col. Francis "Gabby" Gabreski - whose 28 victories made him the top scoring American ace in WWII's European Theater - when he was commanding officer of the 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, in 1944

bubble top or razorback variant, and a choice of Gabreski or Tuskegee Airmen markings

"Big Ass Bird II," a P-47D flown by Major Howard Park of the 513th Fighter Squadron, 406th Fighter Group, during the Battle of the Bulge

"Li'l Meatie's Meat Chopper" of the 464th FS, 507th FG, and the Georgia Air National Guard's 128th FS, 116th Wing

318th and 507th Fighter Groups stationed on le Shima island in 1945

The Missouri Kid/Sho-Me" markings of 4th Fighter Group triple ace Ralph "Kidd" Hofer from Debden in 1943

prototypical squared-off wingtips

61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group

A high-speed variant of the Thunderbolt designed to counter the new German jet and rocket planes, this P-47M - the first ever built - was delivered to the 56th Fighter Group in December, 1944, and flown by Capt. Witold "Lanny" Lanowski, who achieved four aerial victories.

Replicating "Ole-Miss Lil" - a high-speed M-variant of the Thunderbolt flown by Capt. Thomas Smith of the 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, in early 1945

Lt. Warren Penny & Capt. Robert Barkley, 325th Fighter Group

aircraft flown by the 325th Fighter Group "Checkertail Clan" in 1944 Italy,  the P-47D Thunderbolt "Topper" flown by Lt. Warren Penny (4 victories, 317th FS) and the P-51B Mustang "Dorothy II" flown by 5-victory ace Capt. Robert Barkey (319th FS).

Saucy Susie," a P-47D Thunderbolt flown by the 513th Fighter Squadron, 406th Fighter Group

P-47D Thunderbolt flown by the 83rd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, out of RAF Duxford in support of the June 6, 1944, Allied invasion of Normandy

Big Ass Bird II," a P-47D flown by Flt. Lt. Howard Park in the Battle of the Bulge during which his 406th Fighter Group was assigned to the defense of Bastogne

Wearing the distinctive black-and-yellow checkertail of the 325th Fighter Group and the racy "Dallas Blonde" nose art of Lt. Don Kearns

"Spirit of Atlantic City, N.J.," Capt. Walker "Bud" Mahurin

Replicating "Spirit of Atlantic City, N.J." the famous Republic P-47D Thunderbolt flown by Capt. Walker "Bud" Mahurin - who recorded 24¼ victories, including 3½ in Korea - of the 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group

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Here to see the 34 Fighter Squadron
Exhibit about the P-47 Thunderbolts in WW2

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Sergeant York
Sixty Glorious Years about the DC-3 Dakota,  C-47 Skytrain
SLUF Short Little Ugly Fellow the A-7 Corsair II
12 O'clock High a fantastic B-17 Movie
Aces At WAR  A WW2 airplane movie
Aerocrafter,  Build your own airplane
Aircraft Down
Angels Twenty
Aurora, Super Secret Stealth, Spy Plane
B-17 Flying Fort - B-29 Super Fort - Lancaster
B-24 Bomber Crews
B-24 Liberator Units Book
B-25's in the Civil Service
B-25 Mitchell Book
Barnstormers to Blue Angels Book
Blue Angels 50th Anniversary
Carrier Combat Book
Composite Aircraft Construction techniques Book
Dead Reckoning
Donald's Story
Douglas DC-3 Book
DR. Strangelove about the B-52 Stratofortress and Strategic Air Command
Exhibit Denied, Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
Airplane Movies found at Family Video in Macomb
Books about Famous Heroes
Movies about Famous People
Flight of the Intruder Book about the A-6 in Viet Nam
Flight of the Intruder Video
Flight Testing your own homebuilt aircraft
Forbidden Diary
Forever Young, a fantastic movie about the B-25 Mitchell
Grumman F-14 Tomcat Book
Iron Eagle 3 Video
Iron Eagle 4 Video
Iron Eagle Movie
Memphis Belle, one fantastic movie about the famous B-17
Air Missions Remembered
Morotai Book
Mosquito Books
The P-51 Mustang book
Mustang Color Classics Book
Mustangs and Thunderbolts book
Navy Videos
North Pole Movies a super study guide
Over Tokyo Video
Photographers Market Place a must have book if you are selling your photos
A real good war Book
Return With honor Book
Roaring Glory Warbirds Video
Sergeant York, a fantastic movie about a WW1 Hero
The Fighting Sullivan's, a true story about navy hero's
The Immortal Bombers
The Wrong Stuff
Top Gun Aircraft Book
Top Gun Video
Top Guns,  F-14,  F-15, F-16, F-18
Wing Sections Book
Wings, the video, the first movie to receive the Academy award
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