P-47D Miss Mary Lou                

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Republic P-47D-20 RA Thunderbolt "Miss Mary Lou"

Scale 1:33
Author: Lukasz Fuczek
File Size: 27.8 Mb
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Republic P-47D-20 RA Thunderbolt
"Miss Mary Lou"
19th Fighter Squardon, 218th Fighter Group
Saipan, July 1944
Pilot: Major Harry E. McAfee
 

Price $12.00

Model # 067

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Technical data:
  Length 11.00 m    
  Span 12.42 m    
  Engine 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-59 Double Wasp radial, 2,535hp
  Max Speed 697 km/h    
  Armament 8 x 12.7mm M2 Browning machine guns, up to 1,134kg of bombs and 6 x 130mm rockets
  Crew 1    
     On June 22, 1944 twenty four P-47D Thunderbolts of the 19th Squadron were launched from the escort carrier USS Natoma Bay to land on the Aslito field on Saipan. First plane to touch the ground was flown by Capt. Harry E. McAfee. Planes immediately went into action in support of the Marines fighting well entrenched and determined Japanese troops.

     On June 24th, McAfee and another pilot guided Marines ashore on Tinian. They flew almost at the wave top level over the landing crafts towards the beach, turned, and flew again and again guiding the boats to exactly where they supposed to land on path finding sweeps.

     When the island was captured on July 31st, Major McAfee became the first American pilot to land on Tinian as well.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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