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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #100 on: February 05, 2018, 01:25:57 AM »
My initial visualisations for the finished aircraft were something along the lines of a Spartan 7W:




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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #101 on: February 05, 2018, 02:46:30 AM »
I have a spare AZ Models 1/72 Let L-200 Morava that I'm going to see if I can make the cabin area fit to a Revell P-47 I've also got sitting around:
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The Morava cabin would give me a nice mid to late 50s 5 place arrangement and the Morava kit also has some nice other bits, like wing tip tanks, that I could use.

That's a great idea! The L-200's cockpit area may be just a little too wide for the P-47, unless you move it forward a bit.

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #102 on: February 05, 2018, 03:01:38 AM »
That's a great idea! The L-200's cockpit area may be just a little too wide for the P-47, unless you move it forward a bit.

Thankfully, the way the Morava kit's parts breakdown goes, it shouldn't be to difficult to shim the P-47 a touch wider or to sand the Morava a bit narrower.
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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #103 on: February 05, 2018, 03:03:47 AM »
Look at that, there's a 1/72 kit of the Spartan

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #104 on: February 06, 2018, 01:35:37 AM »
If only it was 1/48...
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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #105 on: February 07, 2018, 12:21:40 PM »
It would be a neat tie-up to ‘family tree’ as the first in the line that lead to the P-47
was a civil aircraft.

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #106 on: February 07, 2018, 12:37:35 PM »
Induction system explained.

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #107 on: February 07, 2018, 06:53:59 PM »






Now there's a neat way for an amphibian undercarriage, I'll have to keep that in mind for a couple of projects I've been pondering.

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #108 on: November 07, 2018, 09:37:51 PM »
For those builders who want to detail their P-47D razorback supercharger, there are many awesome shots in this article on an ongoing 1:1 scale restoration:

Dakota Territory Air Museum’s P-47 Update – October, 2018

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #109 on: November 07, 2018, 10:14:32 PM »
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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #110 on: November 08, 2018, 06:10:17 AM »
Induction system explained.

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #111 on: November 09, 2018, 12:42:28 AM »
And the regular P-47 is considered tubby! Oy!

I wonder if the overall drag coefficient wouldn't have been less is they had raised the cockpit a bit and allowed the engine more room up inside the fuselage to streamline that belly a bit more. Which, I suppose, is really the F-84...

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #112 on: November 09, 2018, 06:19:26 AM »
And the regular P-47 is considered tubby! Oy!

I wonder if the overall drag coefficient wouldn't have been less is they had raised the cockpit a bit and allowed the engine more room up inside the fuselage to streamline that belly a bit more. Which, I suppose, is really the F-84...
Moving the cockpit forward and raising the engine would work, too, and that is very much the F-84.  Be interesting to do an "early concept" F-84 with P-47N wings.

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #113 on: November 10, 2018, 02:05:02 AM »

Moving the cockpit forward and raising the engine would work, too, and that is very much the F-84.  Be interesting to do an "early concept" F-84 with P-47N wings.

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #114 on: November 10, 2018, 02:15:55 AM »
Moving the cockpit forward and raising the engine would work, too, and that is very much the F-84.  Be interesting to do an "early concept" F-84 with P-47N wings.

tail-dragger or tri-gear

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #115 on: November 10, 2018, 05:47:33 AM »
Moving the cockpit forward and raising the engine would work, too, and that is very much the F-84.  Be interesting to do an "early concept" F-84 with P-47N wings.

tail-dragger or tri-gear
Could go either way; I suspect it might start as a tail-dragger and then evolve to tri-gear.  I've been thinking of blending a straight-wing F-84 kit with bits (canopy and wing primarily) of a P-47N to do yet another iteration on the way to the F-84.

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #116 on: November 10, 2018, 05:48:30 AM »
Can't remember if I've suggested this before, but how about a cross between the XP-47J and the P-47N?

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #117 on: November 10, 2018, 06:01:34 AM »
My aficionado scale P-47/P-72 ideas:

XP-47H with bubble canopy
XP-47H with P-47N wings
XP-72 with P-47N wings


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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #118 on: November 10, 2018, 12:42:54 PM »
My aficionado scale P-47/P-72 ideas:

XP-47H with bubble canopy
XP-47H with P-47N wings
XP-72 with P-47N wings
How about XP-72 with P-47N wings and 5-bladed prop?  Doesn't look as cool as two three-bladed contra-props, but would be mechanically simpler and more robust.

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #119 on: June 11, 2020, 03:31:18 AM »
Just a little inspiration:

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #120 on: June 11, 2020, 04:36:42 PM »
Wing root intakes and bifurcated tail pipes as per Sea Hawk  ;)

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #121 on: October 04, 2020, 03:15:26 AM »

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #122 on: October 04, 2020, 03:47:42 AM »
Says Japan '46 to me.

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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #123 on: May 12, 2021, 07:38:31 AM »
Going through my profile archive I found these drawn by John Payne. Here are a few samples:

Razor and Bubble Canopy P-47H



Razor and Bubble Canopy P-47J



P-72/F-72



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Re: Republic P-47 (and derivatives) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #124 on: May 12, 2021, 09:40:33 PM »
Hmm! those bubble top 'H' and 'J' ------ very possible  :smiley:  How hard did someone say finding these kits are ?