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Corgi United States

Type Fighter
Corgi item #


Distribution 5,485 of 6,100

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 P-47D Thunderbolt - Miss Mary Lou, USAAF 19th Fighter Squadron, 218th Fighter Group, Saipan, Marianas, July 1944
Aviation Archive. This is another odd paint-scheme selection, especially since it is Corgi's third effort for this mold and especially since there were 6,100 copies made! YIKES!! How in the world did they expect to sell that many copies of such a pedestrian scheme? You can still buy new, off-the-shelf (don't forget to dust) copies of this model. Why didn't Corgi pick more exciting schemes for these early releases?

This is the first Corgi Thunderbolt to fix the weak-stand problem. The stands for the first two releases caused these very heavy models to fall off, nose first. A new, stronger stand was included for this model under the vacuum pack. The vacuum pack itself wasn't changed, being molded with the outline of the old stand. There was a little note attached to the vac-form telling you to look under the packing for the stand.

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