Kagero TopDrawings #72 P-47 Thunderbolt

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The TopDrawings series of books are smaller books that supply line drawings in a couple of scales along with some color profiles and other drawings. This is book 72 in the series.

This book is about the P-47, specifically those without the bubble hood. There are many 1/48 and 1/72 line drawings of the various models inside. There are 10 color profiles in the center of the book and the rear cover and an A3 double-sided set of 1/48 diagrams of the P-47C and D.

The book info…

  • Republic P-47 Thunderbolt XP-47B, B,C,D,G
  • Maciej Noszczak
  • ISBN 978-83-66148-14-7
  • 21 pages
  • A4 drawings sheet
  • 10 color profiles
  • A3 pull out drawings
  • Format (sizes): A4 (210×297 mm)

The book starts off with a short overview of the P-47 and mentions the changes to the aircraft for each sub-type. Then it gets straight into the line drawings. The book is broken down into areas for 1/48 and 1/72 and also has 10 color profiles.

The first 14 pages of the book are in 1/48 scale and go through all the different versions of the aircraft showing you all the panel lines and other features. There are profiles cross-sections of the fuselage and wings as well as views of components of the aircraft, such as wheels, propellors, armament, etc. The last 4 pages of the book are in 1/72 scale and show the various models with areas that changed from the previous version highlighted in grey and also described in the text. in the center of the book are 8 color profiles and there are 2 more color port view profiles on the back cover.

if you’re doing any modifications to your build or just want to make sure all the panel lines and details are correct in your build then this is he book for you.

This book is available direct from the publisher here for about US$21.00.

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