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

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P-47D Thunderbolt

“Chief Ski-U-Mah ll”

May 18, 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 RadialMoki S250 5 Cylinder Radial 4 Stroke Gas with a Starter

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

    Radio Equipment:

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