P-47D Thunderbolt Brazilian Air Force – Italy 1944
A few people know that Brazilian troops fought shoulder to shoulder with the Allies in Italy against the Axis during World War II.
Even fewer know that Brazilian pilots formed a squadron, the 1st Brazilian Squadron attached to the 350FG.
They flew the powerful P47D Thunderbolts.
I’ve used the good Academy kit in 1/72nd with FCM decals to represent a plane flown by Cap. Fortunato. He was the creator of the distinctive armed ostrich painted on the port side of the motor cowling.
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