Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Hairless Joe USAAF 62nd FS, 56th FG, 8th AF


The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, also known as the "Jug," was the biggest, heaviest, and most expensive fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a single reciprocating engine. It was one of the main United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) fighters of World War II, and also served with other Allied air forces. The P-47 was effective in air combat but proved especially adept at ground attack. It had eight .50-caliber machine guns, four per wing. When fully loaded the P-47 could weigh up to eight tons. This model is a nice replica of the Republic P-47 named "Hairless Joe" that was a Thunderbolt flown by Col David Schilling commanding officer of the  USAAF 62nd FS, 56th FG, 8th AF. All Schilling's Thunderbolts carried illustrations of 'Hairless Joe', a character from AI Capp's Dogpatch cartoon strip. This fighter displayed 14 'kill' marks under the cockpit of his total of 22.5 victories Schilling's 'Jug' was camouflaged in a shadow-shade scheme used by the USAAF in England

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  • Model: Yat Ming Hairless Joe
  • Shipping Weight: 3lbs
  • 4 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Yat Ming

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 25 October, 2009.

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