P-47D Thunderbolt
   "Chief Ski-U-Mah II"


P-47D Thunderbolt

“Chief Ski-U-Mah ll”

July 20, 2017

My CARF P-47D (Bubble Top) was ordered from Ray Labanti of  Ray & Robin’s Hobby Center  on January 25, 2017 & took delivery on February 3, 2017.  

                     Link: http://mainehobbies.com/    

I patterned my P-47D after one flown during WWII by Lt. Duane E Buholz from the 509th Squadron of the 405th Fighter Group, Ninth Air Force, European Theater of Operations (1944).

The aircraft was trimmed in Bright Red FS 33136 & Olive Drab Shade 41. Automotive paint was mixed using these specifications. A thin coat of clear was added.

Cindy Slachta of Aeroloft Designs, Mesa, Arizona supplied the dry transfers for the Chief & paint spray masks for the star & bars.

 CARF P-47D Bubble Top Specifications are:

  • Scale: 1:4.5 or 22.5 %
  • Wingspan: 110 inches
  • Length: 90 inches
  • Weight: 48 lbs. +
  • Power: Moki S250 5 Cylinder Radial

Moki S250 5 Cylinder Radial 4 Stroke Gas with a Starter

  • Displacement: 250 ccm
  • Output:  15 hp
  • Weight: 12.3 lbs

Radio Equipment:

Page under construction

P-47D Chief Page Links

P-47D  Kit

 Fuselage Stand

 Accessory Tray

Copyright © 2005-2022 Walt Carnes, All rights reserved.

E-mail me at:

walt.carnes@aol  dot  com