On the Bench: 1/48 Academy P-47N Thunderbolt

The P-47N was the last variant of Republic’s venerable Thunderbolt to be produced. Designed to escort the new B-29 Superfortress to Japan and back, the -N featured a new wing design with internal fuel tanks and squared off wingtips for improved roll. In typical Thunderbolt fashion, it also received a (further) upgrated R-2800-77(C) radial engine….