rkranias Posted August 25, 2013 Share Posted August 25, 2013 P-47D "White 39" 255 IAP, Northern Fleet Vaenga 1 Airfield, Winter 1945 VVS (Russian Air Force - Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily) P-47D’s which included 100 bubble-tops saw limited use in the last few months of the war. Like the Mustangs, Hurricanes and Spitfires the P-47 was not particularly liked by Russian pilots. The low altitude smaller and quicker turning P-39 and P-40 were preferred. P-47D’s were handed to the air regiment who trained the crews and deployed the planes to the units. Ground crews (English speaking) checked the machines, removed radio and electronics not compatible with Russian military or air regiment. The ground crews painted the soviet national insignia, usually over the USAAF national insignia and serial number. Field installations often took place for M10 Bazookas and Type B-7 underwing pylon and belly racks. Most Russian P47’s were deployed to northern Naval Units and operated over Norway and Finland in anti-shipping roles and fast recon. Other P47’s were used to protect oil fields in Polesti. KIT: 1:32 Hasegawa P47D ST27 AIRBRUSH - Iwata Eclipse HP-CS & H&S Evolution PAINT – Primer: Mr.Surfacer 1200; Upper: Vallejo Olive Drab; Lower: Vallejo Medium Sea Grey; Interior: Vallejo Gunship Green and Tamiya Yellow Green; Prop Hub and Wheel Covers: Vallejo Off White; Masks: Intercooler, US Insignia and Serial Number block then freehand edges WEATHERING – Flory Wash, MIG Wash, MIG Pigments, Thinned Black/Brown VARNISH - Alclad II: Klear Kote for decal prep then final with Semi-Matte AFTER MARKET – Barracuda: Wheels; Eduard: Photo etch Interior and Exterior; Hasegawa: Brass blast tubes; Scale Precision Masks: USAAF national insignia; Decals: Kit for stencils, AMLC “Americans In Stalin’s Sky” for national insignia and tail number; Belts: HGW Textile The Hasegawa 1:32 P47 had few build issues with exception of surgery to drop the engine/cowling. See WIP link: Jug Double Build 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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