Tamiya Republic P-47D Thunderbolt of Major Glenn Eagleston in 1/72 Scale

This the P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt serial 44-20473 of Major Glenn T. Eagleston of the 353rd Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group.  Major Eagleston was the top scorer in the 9th Air Force with 18.5 victories.  The kit is Tamiya’s excellent P-47D bubbletop.  The kit is a real pleasure to build and goes together with no problems at all.  I used a Yahu instrument panel in the cockpit and added seatbelts.  Decals are from Super Scale sheet 72-762 and performed flawlessly in spite of being in the stash for a number of years.  Antenna wire is 0.004” Nitenol.

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