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1/48 Tamiya P47D “Formation Monitor” 467th BG 1944

Hi Everyone

Another formation monitor, this P47 flown by CO Col. Shower, fully armed and kept in good condition.
Tamiya Kit
Superscale Decals 48-1170
Tamiya/Gunze Paints

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7 responses to 1/48 Tamiya P47D “Formation Monitor” 467th BG 1944

  1. Colorful! Very nice paint scheme, with color set reminiscent of a pre-war P-12. Like it a lot.

  2. Beautiful build, Darren. By the term “formation monitor”, is that something akin to the wildly colored B-17’s and B-24’s used for visual reference to form up the bomber streams?

    • The formation ships orbited where the formation was to join up – the formation monitor flew up and down the formation getting everyone in position before crossing into enemy territory for defensive purposes.

    • Hi Craig
      I have an excellent book called “Assembly Ships of the Mighty Eight” ISBN 978-83-924914-1-5, that has heaps of info on B17’s, B24’s & P47’s used as assembly ships & formation monitors. Highly recommended.

  3. Another excellent P-47 Darren.

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