• Guillow's Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Balsa Wood Model Airplane Kit GUI-1001

    $112.99 $101.69
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    This balsa model kit features true to life action parts such as movable flying surfaces, a sliding canopy, retractable landing gear, a complete armament group and a scale pilot. Kit can be built as a beautiful scale shelf model or flown (rubber free flight or powered U-Control). For U-Control installation, this kit contains a plywood firewall, tip guide, bell crank base, and nylon flying line. Although the fuselage of this model is roomy enough to accommodate simple R/C equipment, no instructions and diagrams are included or available.

    Wingspan: 30 3/4". Scale: 1:16. Age: 14+. Skill Level: Advanced. Build Time: 40+ Hours

    Although partially overshadowed by the famous Mustang, the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt established a distinguished record as a high altitude interceptor and bomber escort. More Thunderbolts were manufactured during WWII than any other American fighter, and the seven-ton aircraft became extremely popular with A.A.F. pilots because of its ability to absorb extensive battle damage and remain flying. Perhaps the most outstanding tribute to this aircraft is the fact that all 10 of the leading Thunderbolt aces survived the war. The P-47 could easily out dive the enemy fighters and could “dish-out” terrible punishment from its eight 50 cal. Browning machine guns.

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