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P-47 Thunderbolt ( 16 in. / 40.6 cm )

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P-47 Thunderbolt

P-47 Thunderbolt

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt is one of the largest and heaviest fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a single 4-stroke internal combustion engine. It was built from 1941–1945. It was heavily armed with eight .50-caliber machine guns, four per wing. When fully loaded, the P-47 weighed up to eight tons, and in the fighter-bomber ground-attack roles could carry five-inch rockets or a significant bomb load of 2,500 pounds; it could carry more than half the payload of the B-17 bomber on long-range missions.

The plan for this Republic P-47 Thunderbolt kit was designed by Walter Musciano for Scientific Model Airplane company around 1960. The wingspan for this model is approximately 16 1/2 inches and the fuselage is about 11 inches long. The kit contained many pre-formed parts that the modeler had to refine (carved in the sand) by hand then assemble. I don't know how the modeler of today would construct the fuselage is shown on the plans however making a profile fuselage would be acceptable for this model. The wing and the empennage are flat sheet balsa with rounded leading edge and gently tapered trailing edge.

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_P-47_Thunderbolt
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ID: 83105
File Size: 618.8 KB
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Fighter
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.049-To-0.15-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 16 in. / 40.6 cm
Weight:5 oz.
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Added: 02/04/2015 15:59
Updated: 01/02/16 11:17:31pm
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
USAF - 1962 - 1968 RC-130, RB-50, C-47, C-54, CH-56, RC-135
1st R/C: Falcon 56 with HeathKit radio
Resumed R/C: 2008 - Prefer stand-off scale (semi-scale) model airplanes

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Plan ID:83105
Keywords:Republic P-47 Thunderbolt P-47 Thunderbolt World War II fighter scientific model company .049 glow fuel Nitro Walt Musciano
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Fighter
Wingspan: 16 in. / 40.6 cm
Wingspan Class:Less-Than-50cm (20in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Eliptical
Wing Dihedral:Flat
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.049-To-0.15-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:5 oz.
Weight Class:100g-To-200g (3.5oz-To-7.0oz)
Construction Skills:Beginner
Pilot Skills:Beginner
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