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Mushroom Model Magazine Special


Republic P-47 Thunderbolt “Bubbletop”



Robert Peczkowski


S u m m a r y

Publisher and Catalogue Details: Mushroom Model Magazine Special - Yellow Series No 6118
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt “Bubbletop”
by Robert Peczkowski
Media and Contents: Soft cover; B5 format; 144 pages plus covers
Price: USD$19.96 from Squadron.com
Review Type: FirstRead
Advantages: Overview of development and operations; detailed walk around
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Mick Evans

Mushroom's P-47D Thunderbolt "Bubbletop" Book is available online from Squadron.com 



This new publication from Mushroom Models Publications, 'Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Bubbletop', is in the compact B5 format and contains 128 pages packed with detail. The quality of paper, photographs and printing is excellent.

The book covers almost the complete technical history of the late production bubbletop canopy P-47.

A brief description of variants from the P-47D-25RE through to the final P-47N is included.

The publication contains many photographs with the majority being printed in colour. There are some very in detail walk around photographs of many preserved aircraft. These will be of great benefit to the super detailers as there are some very close photographs of the undercarriage, undercarriage bays, engine and cockpit.

Many detailed 1/72 scale line drawings are included and even the weapons and drop tanks are included in these drawings.

35 colour side profiles displaying different schemes worn by various nationalities.

The nationalities include USAAF, RAF, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Iran, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Portugal, Taiwan, Turkey, USSR, Venezuela and Yugoslavia. Overall this is a very concise and complete reference for any modeler wanting to build late model bubble top P47 Thunderbolt.

Highly Recommended

All Mushroom Model Publications books are available direct from the publishers, who now accept credit cards (Visa, MC, Amex, Switch)  

North American distributors are Squadron/MMD, Australian distributors are Platypus Publications. In Europe, the books are available from any good bookshop (via our UK distributors, Orca). Contact MMP direct in case of difficulties. 

Thanks to Roger at Mushroom Model Magazine  for the sample.

Review Copyright © 2005 by Mick Evans
Page Created 08 August, 2005
Last updated 08 August, 2005

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