Highly detailed 1 48 scale assembly model kit of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, a single-seat single-engine fighter used extensively by the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II. The P-47 was the largest single-engine fighter of the era, earning the nicknamed "Jug? by pilots who flew it. The P-47 was a formidable dogfighter, but the Jug?s ruggedness and superb firepower made it an exceptional ground-attack aircraft. P-47s were fitted with a large Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp two-row 18-cylinder radial engine, which not only provided excellent horsepower but also provided Thunderbolt pilots with a shield against frontal attacks. In addition, the "Jugs? were armed with eight .50-caliber machine guns which were devastating against both air and ground targets. This beautifully detailed 1 48 scale assembly model kit of the famed "Jug" by Tamiya depicts the P-47D variant with "razorback" canopy configuration, and the kit features: The massive form of the plane, especially its belly and its cowling, has been accurately reproduced. Flaps come as separate parts and can be attached in the up or down position. 3 types of mirrors, gun sights and propellers are provided. Engine cowling flaps and the intercooler air outlets on each side of the fuselage can be represented in the opened or closed position. 500 pounds bombs, rocket launchers and 2 types of drop tanks are part of the kit. A pilot figure and decals for two different markings are included.