The early P-47s were 'razorback' canopy configuration with a tall fuselage spine behind the pilot, but resulted in poor visibility to the rear. The British then devised an all-round vision 'bubble canopy' for the Hawker Typhoon. The USAAF quickly adapted it to American fighters, including the P-51 and the Thunderbolt. The first P-47 with a bubble canopy was a modified P-47D-5 completed in the summer of 1943.

Republic P-47D Razor-Back

Republic P-47D Razor-Back

Code: ACY2175



Product Description


Republic P-47D Razor-Back
Fully engraved panel lines & rivet detail,
various under-wing weaponry, detailed cockpit
interior & landing gear bay.
Markings for Lt.Cecil Dean 1944 Italy or,
Lt. A.H. Rainbow 1944 France.
Plastic model kit.
Scale 1/72
Manufacturer: Academy Models