Republic Thunderbolt P-47D – 1/72 Revell
Kit: P-47D – Revell 1/72 scale
Model finished: February 2019
Modeler: Roberto Lúcio / [email protected]
Club: GPP-JG400 – Grupo de Plastimodelismo e Pesquisa JG-400 / Natal – RN – Brasil
Model built into the GB about Brazil during WW2, of our club.
This is a very well known kit from Revell. I used resin interior (True Details) and wheels (Fuel Models), with some details more as ignition wires and hidraulicis break lines. The painting was based on brazilian brand Dry Colors polyester inks. Represents the P-47 piloted by Lt. Dornelles, Tarquinia, Italy, 1944.
Text extracted from the book “The Brazilian Air Force in World War II:
“The 1st Brazilian Fighter Squadron, an expeditionary unit was created by a presidencial decree on December 18, 1943. Major Nero Moura was appointed as commander and 32 pilots were selected among the volunteers. Ater receiving flight instructions in P-40 aircraft at the Air Base of Aguadulce (Panama), the Group completed its training piloting P-47s at Suffolk, Long Island (USA).
The Fighter Group disembarked at Livorno, Italy, on October 6, 1944 procieding to the Tarquinia Air Base. They were attached to the American “350th Fighter Group” and designated the “1st Brazilian Fighter Squadron”, the fourth squadron of the unit. On November 21, 1944, the 1st GAvCa together with 350th FG was moved 200km 125 miles) north to the San Giusto Airfield at Pisa.
The 1st Brazilian Fighter Group had 4 squadrons:
Red (A), yellow (B), blue (C) and green (D).
War operations began on October 31, 1944, as a fighter-bomber unit. The 1st Brazilian Fighter Squadron began its operations having 26 P-47D airplanes. Later 24 more were received.”
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