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1/48 scale Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback" Tamiya Model
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1/48 Scale Tamiya Model
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
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Major George Preddy
Current Location: Private Collector


Major George E. Preddy was one of the highest scoring American aces of World War II. Like several other American aces, he initially saw action flying a P-40E Warhawk in New Guinea and Northern Australia during 1942.

Preddy’s first documented aircraft to carry "CRIPES A’MIGHTY" was not a P-40, neither a P-51 but a P-47D Thunderbolt (Razorback) Jug. It was finished in Olive Drab over Neutral Grey plus white ETO bands on the engine cowl, tail and stabilizers.

Aircraft codes of HO P were also white. On port side you can clearly see two small symbols of the “gold fish” and “caterpillar”. Black and White main wheel covers and first victory cross.

The photograph I was provided of this aircraft showed one victory cross even though he managed to gain 2 more victories. Note that the fuel tank is not a 108-gallon drop tank nor a 150-gallon drop tank like most P-47's carried, Preddy’s P-47 carried a 75-gallon drop tank. Drop tank was carefully assembled to match Preddy’s Jug. With the help of Tamiya’s 1/48 Thunderbolt model and three different decal sheets, I was able to produce this wonderful looking aircraft.

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Tamiya Model | Professionally built 1/48 scale Tamiya model of a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback".
Scale Model Kit Photo 00 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Airplane Model Kit Image 01 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Plastic Scale Model Photo 02 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Scale Model Image 03 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Plastic Model Airplane Photo 04 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Scale Model Airplane Image 05 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Model Kit Photo 06 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Airplane Scale Model Image 07 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Scale Model Aircraft Photo 08 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Model Aircraft Kit Image 09 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Scale Model Kit Image 10 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Airplane Model Kit Photo 11 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Plastic Scale Model Image 12 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Scale Model Photo 13 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Plastic Model Airplane Image 14 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Scale Model Airplane Photo 15 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Model Kit Image 16 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Airplane Scale Model Photo 17 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Scale Model Aircraft Image 18 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
Model Aircraft Kit Photo 19 | 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"



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