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P-47 questions
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Author:  Willie1914 [ Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:09 am ]
Post subject:  P-47 questions

Hi guys,

I'm interested in building the P-47 Thunderbolt model, but the one displayed on the FG WWII-allies area seems to be technically inaccurate.

1) the P-47 had a 4-bladed prop, not 3-bladed
2) the insignias appear to be missing from the fuselage
3) there appears to be a problem with the taper of the dorsal extension -- I think it should be rounded near the canopy
4) missing the prop nose "spinner"

I'm a bit reluctant to purchase it if the actual kit is as per the FG informational pictures.

Has anyone built this model? Are my observations accurate?


Author:  Burning Beard [ Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: P-47 questions

The kit does have a three bladed prop which is only a single layer as is shown in the picture. The kit itself is pretty simple (only two pages) which may explain the 3 bladed prop (that way because of space restrictions). There are insignia on the fuselage, and the model has three other pretty nice versions. There is not a hub for the prop. The dorsal extension is rounded at the tip, just behind the canopy. Also I noticed there are no separate wing farings.

You can always modify a the prop, or adapt one from another kit.


Author:  Willie1914 [ Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: P-47 questions

Thanks, Beard.

Your comments are much appreciated.


Author:  willygoat [ Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: P-47 questions

If you have the B-24 model (newer one by John Dell) you can use the prop hubs from that one. Just scale the page to match the Jug.

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