Hasegawa 1/48 P-47D-25 “Coffey’s Pot”
Here’s my Hasegawa P-47D-25 “Coffey’s Pot” aircraft flown by Lt. Col Robert Coffey with the 365th Fighter Group, “The Hell Hawks” during D-Day Operations over Normandy. The kit has some inaccuracies as stated by Tom Cleaver in his Off the Sod article on his Hasegawa P-47.
For upgrades I used the Ultracast P-47 wheels which are excellent as well as the Quickboost landing gear covers and doors, intercooler and oil cooler inserts and Master P-47D gun barrels. The pictures of Coffey’s Pot show it had a Hamilton Standard 4 Blade propeller and 108 Gallon drop tank on the centerline mount. The kit only includes the Curtiss electric props (standard and paddle blade) but no 108 gallon drop tank so I pinched a Hamilton Standard Prop and drop tank from my Tamiya P47D Razorback kit in order to get these parts. One word about the Quickboost intercooler and oil cooler inserts. Frankly, I was disappointed with my purchase of these parts not because of the actual parts which are fine but I couldn’t see them once I added them to the kit! In the future I won’t use them.
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