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P47D 62FS,56FG USAAF, CHRISTENSEN 1:48 by Hobby Master
1/48 scale pre-finished
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
All markings pad applied for superb results.
Cockpit slides open.
Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
Comes with display stand.
Can be displayed with landing gear up or down./
The Republic Aviation P-47 “Thunderbolt” entered service in May 1942 with the introduction of
the P-47B. It had a “Razorback”, a high dorsal spine behind the side-ways opening canopy that
reduced visibility. As improvements were made a “D” variant was produced with 12,602 being
manufactured. The British developed a sliding bubble canopy for their Typhoon and this was
adopted by the USAAF starting with the P-47D-5. With its ability to survive enemy fire along with
impressive armament and bomb load the P-47 excelled at ground attack roles.
Frederick Christensen Jr. was assigned to the 62nd Squadron/56th FG in December 1942 and
was in England by autumn of 1943. His first aerial victory came in November 1943 when he
downed an Me-110. On July 7, 1944 Capt. Frederick Christensen and his squadron were
returning for an escort mission when they spotted a dozen Ju-52s returning to land. The slow
aircraft presented an irresistible target so the 62nd FS pounced on them with Christensen
downing six, bringing his final total for WWII to 21.5 victories.