P-47D Thunderbolt "War Eagle" Capt. Julius P Maxwell,
CO A Flt., 84th Fighter Squadron, Duxford, 1944
Collector Club. This is a mostly nice rework of an old mold,
the rework being limited to a more detailed application of paint.
One odd, distracting, nay irritating change is the color of the
national insignia. Why such a light blue?
I was really surprised when Corgi announced the release of this
model, as I had assumed models of U.S. WWII types were going to
be given less coverage. I was especially surprised that the release
was a P-47; an only slightly less likely candidate than the Corgi
1/72 P-51 (either version). Corgi has released a 1200-copy limited
edition companion to this model named 'SNAFU', now part of the Duxford
fighter collection. I had originally intended to include that model
in this update, but ran out of time (or energy, that being much
the same). SNAFU is much more colorful, and it can be seen in some
of these photos.