Republic P-47 Thunderbolt "Bubbletop"

Robert Pęczkowski

Publication date:
March 2011
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The book covers the technical history of the late production P-47 Thunderbolts, with the “bubbletop” canopy. From the P-47D-25-RE through to the final P-47N, the changes in the various production series are described and illustrated, with 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale line drawings and many photos. There are about 30 black and white wartime photos, including walk around photos of P-47s in 10 different museums around the world and shots of restored planes in private hands still flown today. At the rear of the book are color illustrations of P-47s in profile (23) and 12 two-views (showing wing tops and fuselage sides). These show the markings of almost every air force that ever flew the P-47D and N: Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Iran, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Portugal, Taiwan, Turkey, USSR, USA, Venezuela and Yugoslavia.