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P-47D Thunderbolt Die Cast Model "Bonnie," 460th FS, 348th FG, Philippines 1945 (1:48)
Item # HA8458
P-47D Thunderbolt Die Cast Model "Bonnie," 460th FS, 348th FG, Philippines 1945 (1:48)

Length: 9"

Wingspan: 10.25"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

Retail: $105.95
Sale Price: $95.95
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    Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
    P-47D Thunderbolt "Bonnie"
    42-27884, 460th FS, 348th FG, Philippines,
    early 1945

    1/48 scale pre-finished
    Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
    Professionally painted.
    All markings pad applied for superb results.
    Cockpit slides open.
    Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
    Comes with display stand.
    Can be displayed with landing gear up or down.

    The Republic Aviation P-47 "Thunderbolt" entered service in May 1942 with the introduction of the P-47B. It had a "Razorback", a high dorsal spine behind the side-ways opening canopy that reduced visibility. As improvements were made a "D" variant was produced with 12,602 being manufactured. The British developed a sliding bubble canopy for their Typhoon and this was adopted by the USAAF starting with the P-47D-5. With its ability to survive enemy fire along with impressive armament and bomb load the P-47 excelled at ground attack roles.

    William. D. "Bill" Dunham was the second leading ace of the 348th FG and the second leading P-47 ace against Japan. Dunham's first aircraft was P-47D 42-8067 "68" nicknamed "Bonnie" when he was assigned to the 342nd FS. In early December 1944 Dunham received a new P-47D42-27884 "Bonnie" and added 5 more victories that month. Also in December Dunham's aircraft received new theater markings of black bands. Dunham finished WWII with 16 victories of which 15 came flying a P-47 and 1 flying a P-51D.