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P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback Okie P-47D 

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P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback Okie P-47D

Historical Note:

84th FS, 78th FG, Tail: 274753 - A great addition to the Dragon 1/72 Warbirds series. This title features the distinctive markings of an aircraft from the 84th Fighter Squadron named "Okie". Nicknamed "JUG", the P-47-D was one of the most important and most produced fighters of the American Air Force during the WWII. Although the P-47D was the largest and heaviest single-seat aircraft to see service in the Second World War, it became a high speed and high altitude capable fighter when powered by the huge 2000hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800 "Double Wasp" engine and a unique supercharging system. Shaped with a sharp upper ridge, the early types of P-47D were given a name "Razorback". During the war, the Razorbacks served as striking fighters and sometimes escort fighters of the allied bombers when conducting raids over Germany. The 78th Fighter Group was formed in the USA in May 1942 before moving to England. The unit was re-equipped with P-47s, affectionately known as í«íÍJugsí«íñ, prior to Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa. More than 15,600 P-47D Thunderbolts were manufactured by the close of WWII, and the rugged fighter was used for high-altitude escorts as well as a low-level fighter-bomber. Dragon Warbirds latest release is a P-47D from the 84th Fighter Squadron. This beautifully produced scale fighter bears some decorative artwork consisting of í«íÍOkieí«íñ, an Indian chief in feathered headdress. Painting, markings, and superbly detailed construction set this aircraft apart. A careful observer will also notice that this atmospheric item has contributed four í«íÍvictoriesí«íñ to the unití«í´s claimed total of 697 enemy aircraft destroyed either in the air or on the ground.

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  1. P-47 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Nov 2021

    Like all dragon wings p-47 they need a little work on landing gear.. but they look great

  2. Love the Dragon Warbirds 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jul 2021

    Dragon does a great job with the Warbird series- great plane selection and highly detailed models. Attaching the minute pitot tubes, antenna, and such can be a little awkward for someone with big hands! I had to add some glue to keep the landing gear cover to stay closed. This is a nice addition to my Dragon collection...they are definitely worth it!!!

  3. Dragon Models look great 2 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Apr 2016

    This is one of many Dragon Models I have purchased and it looked very nice and detailed as all the others. I wished that Dragon Models would continue these lines and it is a shame they have stopped producing these WWII aircraft examples. There is a couple gripes on this particular model. As with some of the others is the difficulty in fitting the fuel tanks to their mounts which causes undo stress and manipulation and invariably breaking the fragile fuel tank connectors. Secondly, when I tried to fit the propeller to the engine it was really crooked and I was thinking I did something wrong. When I took a closer look I found that the engine was attached crooked to the aircraft body mount. So, I had to break the cowling seal, removed it, then I had to break the engine mount from its originally installation and re-glue it, re-glue the cowling and then place the propeller. You do not want to do this to a new purchase, because it is easy to damage the model and basically forfeit the money you spent. In this case, besides the fuel tank mounts that broke off, I was able to reattach everything without destroying the model.