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Tamiya 1/48 P47D, Brazilian AF


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A recently finished build, this Tamiya P47D was built for a good friend. Finished in the colours of the Brazilian Air Force, it represents a machine flown by Ten. Cel. Nero Moura in 1944.

Build was OOB and straightforward..well it IS a Tamiya kit :) 

The only aftermarket used was an Eduard instrument panel.

Finished with Tamiya Laquers and lightly weathered, per my friends wishes.

Decals are from the excellent FCM Decals and they went down without any problems.

I must admit to having no knowledge of these machines being used by the BAF, but a bit of research brought up some interesting reading.

 

Thanks for looking

Gary

 

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47 minutes ago, Bertie Psmith said:

That's really nice. It's interesting to see a jug in non-USAAF colours.

 

By the way have you noticed the (Tamiya?) decals about to fall off the prop?

Good spot! Since corrected 😁

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11 hours ago, MicroGaz said:

A recently finished build, this Tamiya P47D was built for a good friend. Finished in the colours of the Brazilian Air Force, it represents a machine flown by Ten. Cel. Nero Moura in 1944.

Build was OOB and straightforward..well it IS a Tamiya kit :) 

The only aftermarket used was an Eduard instrument panel.

Finished with Tamiya Laquers and lightly weathered, per my friends wishes.

Decals are from the excellent FCM Decals and they went down without any problems.

I must admit to having no knowledge of these machines being used by the BAF, but a bit of research brought up some interesting reading.

 

Thanks for looking

Gary

 

e7a578c2-50b9-4666-887d-354cc8679793.jpg

 

bd078264-6e62-4d56-be20-af2ee7bf1f8a.jpg

 

bf4e357d-9fd4-4806-b58b-c2f4c42db26d.jpg

 

d78b2b6e-d32f-4565-b953-472f1d349661.jpg

 

 

 

Nice to see a thunderbolt in BAF colours! Wwll done!

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Nice built. This aircraft represents the one flown the Col Nero Moura, the Squadron Leader.

The 1st Brazilian Squadron was attached/part of the US 350th in Italy.

Besides the P-47 squadron Brazilians also sent 1 army division and also a Reconnaissance Squadron (attached to the army) flying Piper P-4's for artillery orientation.

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