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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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