1/48 Tamiya P 47D Thunderbolt

Gallery Article by David Rapasi on Dec 4 2012



The model is a P 47D-22 from the 362nd Fighter Group / 378 Fighter Squadron, AAF Station, Straubing Germany, May 1945.

The 362nd was reassigned from the Eighth to the Ninth Air Force in April of 1944 for the invasion of France. They escorted C 47s on June 6-7, then flew continuous tactical missions until wars end.


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The model was finished with Model Master Enamels, kit and homemade decals.

Colors used on this model;

  • ANA 603 Sea Gray

  • ANA 612 Medium Green Interior

  • ANA 613 Olive Drab

  • ANA 619 Insignia Red

  • FS 35109 Blue tinted to match the color photos.


Enjoy the photos.

David Rapasi

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Photos and text by David Rapasi