Guerre d'Algérie...1/48 Republic F-47D Thunderbolt , Armée de l’Air
So, this is my dad´s final contribution to the French at war theme. Tamiya P-47M kit, drop tank from a Tamiya P-47 Razorback kit, BLU-27 napalm canisters from a Hasegawa weapon set, antenna wire with elastic thread, Eduard seatbelts. All the Algerian War F-47 were equipped with two rocket rails between landing gear and bomb rack, used some from the spares box. Painted with AK Xtreme Metal Aluminium. Initially we wanted to do an Algerian War scheme with the Berna Decals P-47 post WW2 sheet. The scheme included is the early one with small cowl letters and the unit coat of arms on the fuselage side. Then I found out, that the fuselage codes from the Berna Decals Skyraider sheet match exactly the size for the later Thunderbolt scheme with big cowl letters and number, the tailnumber was puzzled together.
Model shows an aircraft of EC 2/20 "Ouarsenis" which flew the F-47 in combat from 1957 to 1960, then the Thunderbolts were replaced with Skyraiders.