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While looking for new to me XP-47J  photos, I found this very thorough history of the development of the P-47 Thunderbolt that I thought some of you might enjoy reading. From the Cradle of Aviation Museum archives. I know it will never happen, but I sure would welcome a kit or conversion to make a J- the fastest WW2 single engine piston-powered fighter. I've got a 1/72 Tamiya razorback Jug set aside....someday! (IIRC, there was a resin kit long ago OOP, but I don't recall the  maker.)








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Yes to all three; I have seen a build article that used the 1/72 Sharkit, but it looked pretty crude; I have saved a conversion article I found a few years back that used a 1/48 Monogram kit and a Koster conversion set, IIRC, and it was done as a WIF. I'll try to find the article and post it- it was pretty accurate, as I recall, and I was going to use it as a modeling reference. Wish somebody would do an injected or vacuform fuselage/cowling/prop/spinner/canopy  to go with a Tamiya razorback!.

Found it! See the linked article/s.










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