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 REVIEW: Dragon Warbirds USAAF Republic P-47D Thunderbolt WZ-J "Okie", Major Quince L. Brown

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PostSubject: REVIEW: Dragon Warbirds USAAF Republic P-47D Thunderbolt WZ-J "Okie", Major Quince L. Brown   Sun Jul 23 2017, 17:36

Dragon Models 1:72 Warbirds 50310
USAAF Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
78th FG, 84th FS, WZ-J "Okie", Major Quince L Brown,
with Airfield Hardstand Display Base



The 78th Fighter Group was formed in the USA in May 1942 before moving to England. The unit was re-equipped with P-47s, affectionately known as "Jugs", prior to Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa. More than 15,600 P-47D Thunderbolts were manufactured by the close of WWII, and the rugged fighter was used for high-altitude escorts as well as a low-level fighter-bomber. This Dragon Warbirds release is a P-47D from the 84th Fighter Squadron and bears some decorative artwork consisting of "Okie", an Indian chief in feathered headdress. Flown by Maj. Quince L Brown of Bristow, Oklahoma.  Maj. Brown was lost on 6 September 1944 in 44-19569 WZ-Z “Okie III” when be bailed out near Schleider having been hit by flak and was subsequently murdered by civilians.

This model was announced by Dragon at the end of 2005.

Not especially rare I believe, but I recently added it to my collection and I like it overall.

It comes with a special diorama base and the Hobby Master pilot required a booster seat to see over the instrument panel!

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