P-47D Thunderbolt, 226641, Col. Dave Schilling, CO 56th FB, Boxted

Regular Price: $75.00
On Sale For: $65.00
Retired

AA33801-C

Consignment

This is a Consignment sale piece we are offering. It comes in its original box and is in like new condition.

The Aviation Archive by Corgi
AA33801 P-47D Thunderbolt, 226641, Col. Dave Schilling, CO 56th FB, Boxted England, December 1944

1:72 Scale
Measures 6" long x 6.75" wide (wingspan)

This model can be displayed on the provided acrylic flight stand or with its landing gear.

Once the war started Schilling was quickly promoted and by 1st March 1942 had made Captain before assuming command of the 62nd FS. In June of that year the 56th FG received a consignment of P-47B's in advance of its move to the UK. This P-47D was one of seven P-47s assigned to Schilling during his time with the 56th FG, this particular fighter revealed an early 'Wolfpack' penchant for painting Dogpatch cartoon characters on the Thunderbolts by featuring a neat rendering of 'Hairless Joe' on its cowling.