VQ Models 48in P-47D Thunderbolt 'Tarheel Hal' (EP)

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The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was one of the largest and heaviest fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a single piston engine. It was heavily armed with eight .50-caliber machine guns, four per wing. When fully loaded, the P-47 weighed up to eight tons, and in the fighter-bomber ground-attack roles could carry five-inch rockets or a significant bomb load of 2,500 pounds; it could carry over half the payload of the B-17 bomber on long-range missions (although the B-17 had a far greater range). The P-47, based on the powerful Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine, was to be very effective as a short-to-medium range escort fighter in high-altitude air-to-air combat and, when unleashed as a fighter-bomber, proved especially adept at ground attack in both the World War II European and lt Pacific Theaters.

The P-47 was one of the main United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) fighters of lt World War II, and served with other Allied air forces, notably those of France, Britain, and Russia. Mexican and Brazilian squadrons fighting alongside the U.S. were equipped with the P-47.


  • All Balsa and Light-Ply construction
  • Fully covered with weathered detailing
  • Plastic cowling
  • Control surfaces pre-hinged and installed
  • One-piece wing
  • Fixed undercarriage (Electric retracts sold separately - VQARE15)


  • Assembly instructions with stage-by-stage illustrations - [ Download ]
  • Tail wheel assembly
  • Plastic cowling
  • Wheels
  • Fix gear
  • Decals and all hardware

Required Hardware

  • Transmitter, Motor, Propeller, Servos, Battery, Extension Leads, Glue and Tools.

Recommended Hardware

  • Electric Motor & ESC - Boost 25 or equivalent size brushless motor
  • Servos - 4 x MacGregor MG1703DS 3.3Kg.cm/0.10s Midi Digital Servo


Wingspan:48in (1220mm)
Fuselage Length:39.3in (1000mm)
Weight (Ready to fly):1.5kg
Radio:Miniumum 4-channels with 4 servos
Electric Motor:Boost 25 or equivalent size brushless motor
Battery:3 cells - 11.1 V 2800 mAh
Recommended Prop:10 x 5in for Boost 25 electric motor

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 09 April, 2018.