USA014 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Bubble Canopy (1:285)
This pack contains a single Republic P-47D Thunderbolt with bubble canopy. The P-47 was one of the largest and heaviest fighters to be powered by a single piston engine. It was primarily used by the Americans but also served in the French, British, Soviet and even Brazilian air forces. The Thunderbolt had a good range, not long enough to escort bombers all the way to their target and back, but by staggering the time fighters left, good defence could be provided to many daylight raids. This allowed the USAF to start the process of defeating the Luftwaffe over Germany. The P-47 is often overshadowed by the P-51 Mustang but it was the Thunderbolt that laid the foundations of victory in the air war.