Republic P-47D Thunderbolt V15 3D model
This model is built fully textured and very near to scale. It includes many animateable features including ailerons, flaps, elevator, rudder, landing gear, landing gear doors, propeller and canopy. The model has high resolution textures and many various paint schemes available. In addition this model is available here for your immediate downloading in several formats.
The P-47 Thunderbolt was one of the largest single engine fighters of WWII. In the aerial bomber campaign of Europe the P-47 was used as a bomber escort plane although it range was lacking the capability to escort bombers all the way to their targets and return. After the advent of the P-51-D Mustangs and their long range capability the P-47 was reassigned the missions of ground attack and support of allied troops. These aircraft were tough, fairly maneuverable and fast making it a match, for Europe, Pacific and Asian missions. After WWII the P-47s were quickly relegated to the desert salvage yards, destroyed in Europe or transferred to other air forces in Europe, Central and South America allies. The last P-47 was retired from active service in South America in the mid 1970s. Very few of these fighters remain complete and even fewer are in flight worthy condition.