The P-47, also known as the "Jug," was a big, rugged, overbuilt aircraft able to bring its pilot home safely despite extensive damage. It was particularly useful as a fighter-bomber for the United States and its Allies during World War II. Early versions had a razorback canopy configuration which left pilots with a blind-spot at the 6:00 rear position. A bubble canopy solved the problem.
This kit is a 1:17.5 scale flying model. Pre-1942 design, eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size revised rolled plan, hand-picked printed balsa and balsa stripwood, rubber motor, EB propeller, EBM thrust bearing, vacuum-molded canopy, wheels, TissueCal™ markings, and Easy Built Lite tissue in olive and light sky blue. To build this model you will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
The P-47 canopy is made from crystal clear light weight PETG plastic.item B131 Price: $3.95
Markings for the P-47 are printed on white Easy Built Lite white tissue.item B244 Price: $4.95/set
Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, glue stick, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 25% off individually priced items!item B329 Price: $79.95
Excludes the book on rubber power and the glue stick. Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 25% off individually priced items!item B332 Price: $66.95
Includes Sanding Stick with 120, 240, 320, 400, and 600 grit belts, Pull Saw Blade, K5 Heavy Duty Knife with beveled blade, Narrow Keyhole Saw Blades 5 pack, Curved Tip Tweezers, 1/16" Ball Tip Burnisher, Jewelers Needle Point Awl, Steel Ruler 6" x 1" with drill gauge, 15 piece drill set (1.05mm - 2mm). Save 30% off individually priced items!item B330 Price: $45.99
Includes a 10:1 winder, moldable nose weight, FAI SuperSport rubber 32 feet each 3/32", 1/8", and 3/16" and 32 feet EBM 1/16" rubber. Save 23% off individually priced items!item B331 Price: $34.95
"I am submitting a few photos of the FF71 Thunderbolt that I just finished building. I made some modifications to it that some model builders might like to incorporate into their airplane. First I carved out a recess in the cowling for air scoops and the engine. I found a picture of the 18 cylinder engine on the internet, printed it out, and glued it to the cowling. Second, I added a pilot seat and an instrument panel. Third, I added 2 bombs, from a plastic kit that I had, under the wings. Fourth, I added an external fuel tank and machine guns." - Bill Kallstrom