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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

Lifelike Decals 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Part 8 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2015 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Part 8 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48046 Pros Three distinctive options
Cons None noted Skill Level Basic

First Look

Lifelike Decals from Japan turns out some colorful and nicely printed subjects. In this set, we have three distinctive Republic P-47D Thunderbolt examples designed for the 1/48 Tamiya kits. As usual, these decals are nicely printed and very colorful in their subject selections. This decal set provides markings for three aircraft:

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

  • P-47D-30-RA, 44-33416, 394 FS/367 FG, 4N-A, Duxford, 1944, 'Philbert', as flown by Maj Charles F. Matheson
  • P-47D-23-RA, 42-27886, 342 FS/348 FG, 84, Leyte, 1944, 'Sylvia/Racine Belle', as flown by Capt Marvin E. Grant
  • P-47D-6-RE, 42-74726, 335 FS/4 FG, WD-V, Debden, 1943, 'Hells Belle', as flown by Capt Charles F. Anderson

As you can see in the decal images, this set comes complete with a full set of national markings, distinctive unit markings, and basic airframe stenciling. You can purchase these decals directly from Lifelike Decals. My sincere thanks to Lifelike Decals for this review sample!