Mastercraft Collection: P-47 Thunderbolt "Tarheel Hal"..
Wingspan: 12 inches
Length: 10.8 inches
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The P-47D Thunderbolt aircraft is the heaviest and largest fighter aircraft that used a reciprocating engine with just one piston. The famous design with ""Tarheel Hal"" (derived from Lt. Davis’ brother name – Hal) marking on the front-side of the plane was actually flown by Lt. “Ike” Davis (from 358th Fighter Group -- used to be the 366th Fighter Squadron, Ninth Air Force). The original P-47D ""Tarheel Hal"" with serial number 433240 was hit beyond repair on the ground as it was in Toul on a mission. Similar plane was made in the same paint scheme, also known as P-47D-40RA, is currently owned and exhibited by The Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM), Texas.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!