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 P-47D Thunderbolt - Lt. Fred Christensen
Aviation Archive. Legends. Another green machine. All these D's have pretty much much the same build quality, though the paint was a bit nicer on this Legends copy. See how even the gluers at the factory had a hard time getting the landing gear to stay at the correct angle; its those inadequate pegs.

Newer are nicer. The mold for these Thunderbolts shows its age when compared to even Skymax models (which are the current low-priced leaders). The more modern molds have excellent landing gear attachments, better canopy/fuselage fit, and generally better paint and assembly quality. It would be nice if Hobby Master or Skymax would produce a more modern mold of the P-47D in this scale. (The Dragon version of the D had too many loose-parts problems to be a happy alternative.)

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