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Republic P-47 Thunderbolt ( 17 in. / 43.2 cm )

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Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

Republic 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 (although the B-17 had a far greater range).

The plan for this early version of the P-47 Thunderbolt is as simple as possible and still be capable of building the model. The plans were drawn by J. A. E. Halls and looking at the scarcity of detail I would assume that this plan was drawn during the World War II years. As this is a rubber powered model airplane building light is of utmost importance. An experienced scratch builder could assemble this airplane and be ready for test flights and a few evenings of building.

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ID: 90454
File Size: 2.5 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Motor Size:Not-Powered 
Wingspan: 17 in. / 43.2 cm
Weight:8 oz.
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:12
Updated: 09/02/16 02:30:53am
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
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Plan ID:90454
Keywords:Republic P 47 thunderbolt rubber powered free flight World War II USAAF fighter bomber
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Fighter
Wingspan: 17 in. / 43.2 cm
Wingspan Class:Less-Than-50cm (20in)
Wing Position:Mid-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Eliptical
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Rubber-Band-Powered
Motor Size:Not-Powered 
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:8 oz.
Weight Class:200g-To-300g (7.0oz-To-10.5oz)
Construction Skills:Novice
Pilot Skills:Novice
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