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Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Razor
Also known as the "Jug," the P-47 was a big, rugged,
overbuilt aircraft that was particularly useful as a fighter-bomber
for the US and its Allies during WWII able to bring its pilot home
safely despite extensive damage. Early versions had a razorback canopy
configuration which left pilots with a blind-spot at the 6:00 rear
position. A bubble canopy solved the problem.
This Thunderbolt Razor kit is a 1/17.5 scale, rubber powered flying model that uses the
Precision Beam method of construction.
Qualifies for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) competitions.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size
revised rolled plan, building and flying instructions, hand-picked
printed balsa and balsa stripwood, rubber motor, E-B propeller,
EBM thrust bearing, vacuum-formed canopy,
wheels, TissueCal™ markings, and
Easy Built Lite tissue in olive and light
sky blue. You will need a building board,
hobby knife, fine
sandpaper, and glue.
FF-71 Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Razor
Class: Scale flyer
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Easy / Experienced
Price: $ 24.95
Extra vacuum-molded canopy.
markings for this kit. Price: $4.46
a photo of your model!
"I am submitting a few photos of the FF71 Thunderbolt that I just finished building. I made some modifications to it that some model builders might like to incorporate into their airplane. First I carved out a recess in the cowling for air scoops and the engine. I found a picture of the 18 cylinder engine on the internet, printed it out, and glued it to the cowling. Second, I added a pilot seat and an instrument panel. Third, I added 2 bombs, from a plastic kit that I had, under the wings. Fourth, I added an external fuel tank and machine guns." - Bill Kallstrom
Balsa Model Airplane Kit, Balsa flies better.