P-47 "big Ass Bird"

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by aeroplanegripper, May 10, 2005.

  1. Hi everyone,
    Just thought Id kick this one off with apic of my humble P-47.

    Hope you like it.


  2. halfyank

    halfyank Member

    Nice model. You've done a good job in such a relatively small scale.

    My Dad was stationed in England during the war. He said the first time the P-47 landed on a British airfield and the pilot got out the RAF guys waited for the rest of the crew to get out. It was that big.
  3. Taildrager

    Taildrager Junior Member

    Hi Mark, very nice looking Jug, you did a good job.
  4. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Only just noticed this now!! Great Model of a beautiful aircraft!! :)
  5. jimbotosome

    jimbotosome Discharged

    I like the invasion stripes. Nice Job, Mark.
  6. john fischer

    john fischer Junior Member

    good one is the at plane the one that wheighed as much as a dornier do111 (flying pencil)

    I should put the picture of my friends model corsair it has a 90 four stroke motor and i think its one tenth scale
  7. adamcotton

    adamcotton Senior Member

  8. adamcotton

    adamcotton Senior Member

    John, to answer your question regarding the relatives weights of the Dornier Do 17 "Flying Pencil" and P-47 Thunderbolt:

    A Do 17's empty weight - ie without crew, fuel, payload, etc - was around 11,500lbs. It max take off weight was around 19,500lbs - which was still less than a P-47's, which typically tipped the scales, loaded, at over 20,000lbs - so they were all Big Assed Birds indeed!!!!

    A Heinkel 111's empty weight was roughly the same as a loaded P-47, but its gross take off weight was nearer 30,000lb....
  9. Kiwiwriter

    Kiwiwriter Very Senior Member

    Very handsome model.

    Does Revell still do the model of the "Razorback Thunderbolt" in RAF Burma colors? I wouldn't mind making that.

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