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P-47D centerline drop tank

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Hello all.

I'm building the Academy P-47D 1/72 bubbletop. Doing "No Guts No Glory" from 78th FG 84 FS. Microscale sheet 72-886.

Thinking of arming it with 2-500lb bombs on the wings and a paper drop tank on the centerline. 

On my attachment, I mean the 200 gal belly tank.

I know you don't see a lot of bubbletop D's with the centerline paper tank. Does anyone think this is incorrect? 

thanks

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My thoughts are that would be a cool looking arrangement that's not often seen. My reply to anyone who was stupid enough to say "those tanks were never used on the belly" would be; PROVE IT!

If you're truly concerned about it, then go the safe, plain way and hang the flat belly tank that no one will question....

Yeah, my not caring what others think about how I build MY models is showing......

 

GIL :smiley16:

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I'm the same way Gil. I don't care what others think either. While, I might listen to those well-meaning souls who kindly and with friendship will mention something out of place; I will consider it while deciding whether I'll keep it because it looks cool.

 

Ron, I'd love to see yours with the paper belly tank. I say go for it.

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I think when it comes doen to it, in the field when a mission called for a drop tank, it wouldn't matter what they used...if something like the 200 gal was laying around, it would've probably been used in a pinch...

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Thanks for the input guys. Someone in my local club has a 78th FG book, where he says there are pics of a bubbletop D with a centerline paper tank. I'm going with it.

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Excellent! Looking forward to seeing that done.

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Here it is. Finished it back in early December.

789350081_DSCN5046(Large).thumb.JPG.bffb9e406b8c4bc70848823d192bb067.JPGThe Paper belly tank is from the 1/72 Italeri P-47N kit

Paint is RAF Dk Green over RAF sky gray. Modelmaster enamels with Testor's dullcote.

Decals are Superscale 72-886

First time for me posting pictures on this forum. 

Thanks for your feedback back in October.

 

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Got 3rd in our local P-47 contest.

 

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Wow, excellent work and congrats on the win! Well deserved!

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Well done Sir. 

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Looks great to me, and that tank does not look very odd hanging there. Great build!

 

GIL :cool:

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On 10/16/2018 at 5:06 PM, Mark Deliduka said:

I'm the same way Gil. I don't care what others think either. While, I might listen to those well-meaning souls who kindly and with friendship will mention something out of place; I will consider it while deciding whether I'll keep it because it looks cool.

 

Ron, I'd love to see yours with the paper belly tank. I say go for it.

Thanks guys. 

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