Building a war-weary Air Sea Rescue P-47 Razorback in 1/144 scale

by | Oct 30, 2022 | 1/144 scale, Aircraft, Modelling & Kits, P-47 Thunderbolt, War-Weary Savior

Building an 1944 USAAF Air Sea Rescue P-47D Razorback from the 1/144 Eduard/Platz kit and scratch building dinghy packs and smoke markers

Building and customising the kit and scratchbuilding Air Sea Rescue equipment

I recently converted the Eduard/PLATZ P-47D Razoback kit to an war-weary air sea rescue spotter plane of 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron with scratch built dinghy packs, smoke markers and a 108 gallon drop tank (stolen from the Sweet B/C Mustang). I added a Heroes Models resin figure to the cockpit, rivets to wings and fuselage, I opened recognition lights and all air in- and outtakes with a drill. Intercooler air outtakes were rebuilt from scratch.