P47-D Thunderbolt ‘Kokomo’ 551st Fighter Squadron. 495th Fighter Group
I would like to present you my favourite fighter from WWII: the mighty THUNDERBOLT, THE ‘JUG’. I was building the model while reading Tail-End Charley from James. E. Brown, what a kick of motivation! I really recommend this book.
Built 2 years ago, here is the P-47d thunderbolt ‘KOKOMO’. As usual straight from the box, the build is the 1/48 Tamiya with some mistakes from my part.
The plane was flown by LT. GEN. William E. Kepner who was commanding the 8th fighter command as from September 1943.
The Tamiya kit was, as usual, not a surprise, well-detailed and well-fitting kit. There is 2 major mistakes on the model, can you find them?
Hope you enjoy and don’t hesitate to leave comment and recommendation.
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