48-715 is part six in purported ten-sheet coverage of
the markings worn by the P-47 Thunderbolts of the 56th Fighter Group in
with the other five sheets in this series so far, this sheet carries
markings for three machines. They are:
42-75859 flown by Lieutenant Charles C. Clamp of the 63rd Fighter
Squadron. The aircraft is in the standard olive green over neutral grey
finish applied to P-47s at the factory as well as a red cowling ring.
The illustration on the placement guide makes it look like the white
theatre marking band on the vertical stabiliser/rudder has been over
painted with fresh olive drab. The provided markings are:
UN squadron and individual aircraft C codes in
Yellow 275859 serial number.
Nose art consisting of a naked female torso on a
A data block. The number reads 42-75869 rather
Red edged white wheel covers with the names
Dave + Evelyn in red.
P-47M-1-RE 44-21203, Miss Jane, flown by Lieutenant Eugene
Andermatt of the 63rd Fighter Squadron. This machine is in dark blue
and medium blue upper surfaces over natural metal undersides with a
medium blue rudder and a red cowling ring. The provided markings are:
UN squadron and individual aircraft A codes in
Medium blue 21203 serial.
Different nose art for either side. The left
hand side is a cartoon gun toting rooster looking into key hole
whilst the right hand side is a female in a red dress and red
stocking on a yellow background.
The name Miss Jane in yellow.
P-47D-15RE 42-75125, Hawkeye, flown by Lieutenant Thaddeus Buszko
of the 62nd Fighter Squadron. Camouflage is as per the first option but
with a yellow cowling instead of the red one. The provided markings
LM squadron and E individual aircraft
codes in white.
Yellow 275125 serial
Nose art consisting of a cartoon dog dressed as a
sabre wielding pirate with a yellow circle background and the name
Hawkeye in red with a white outline.
The words Love & Kisses and the word
Peggy in white.
A white rectangle background with the pilot's and
crew chief's names.
A stencil data block with the correct serial.
single set of national insignia (including the oversize under surfaces
ones worn by the P-47) is supplied for the first and last options whilst
the second option gets its own set of fuselage and wing national
insignia – it also share the smaller wing insignia which effectively
means that you can only model one machine from the sheet. Both sets of
the fuselage insignia are been supplied as three-part decals to enable
you to apply them to the intercooler exhaust doors.
single and very complete set of stencil data is also included.
placement guide is A4 sized in size with full colour side profiles of
each option and smaller split top and bottom plan views as well as a
further set of side/plan views to aid in the placement of stencil data.
decals have been "Printed in Mexico". They are very well printed, thin
and in perfect register.
suggested kits are the Hasegawa and Tamiya ones and the placement guide
advises that "Other P-47 kits could be used".
decal sheet and placement guide come packed in a clear plastic zip-loc
stuff from AeroMaster. At this rate, they will end up providing
markings for each and every machine ever flown by the 56th Fighter
The colours and markings worn by the P-47s of the 56th Fighter Group
have long been the subject of speculation and debate. AeroMaster
Products recognises this and have provided a lengthy discourse on the
placement guide to both inform and guide you in finishing your latest