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P-47D Thunderbolt Almost Ready-to-Fly Giant Scale Sport Model
Almost Ready-to-Fly Giant Scale Sport Model

P-47D Thunderbolt Almost Ready-to-Fly Giant Scale Sport Model

Where the Action Is!

With the range to penetrate deep into enemy territory — where the action is — the P-47 “Jug” became one of the Allies’ greatest assets during WWII. Impressive, IMAA-legal dimensions give Top Flite’s ARF version plenty of room for striking sport-scale realism, along with its easy visibility and flight. Get a piece of the action for yourself. Make this your first — or next — giant-scale warbird!
  • Built-up, balsa-sheeted structure, covered with MonoKote film.

  • Includes replica radial engine, cockpit kit and IMAA-legal hardware.

  • Accepts optional retract landing gear with bolt-in ease.

Available as an ARF or ready-to-cover!

Gold Edition

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parts layout

The majority of the model’s attractive, scale trim scheme is factory-applied in MonoKote film — including the base colors, stars, numerals and additional graphics. Decals are provided for markings not already reproduced in the covering.
Four-blade prop shown not included.
parts layout

Conveniences such as factory-hinged ailerons, elevators and flaps help cut assembly time to as little as 15-20 hours. The stabilizer halves mount onto aluminum tubes, aligning automatically and further reducing your workshop time.

Top Flite includes heavy-duty fixed landing gear. For maximum realism, optional Robart retract gear (shown but not included) can also be used. They easily bolt into place following the instructions provided in the model’s assembly manual.

Enjoy flying your giant-scale P-47D Thunderbolt with the power and economy of gasoline engines such as the 43cc Fuji-Imvac™ BT-43EI-2 shown here. Mounting options are provided for this and other popular gas engines.
radio compartment

In addition to providing more room for scale details, the large dimensions of the P-47D Thunderbolt also allow for a spacious fuselage — including a generously sized radio compartment for effortless installation of your system’s on-board components.
cockpit kit included

The cockpit kit included with the giant-scale P-47D Gold Edition ARF serves as a good starting point for detailing out as much as you like. Because the cockpit is not built-in, you can easily install a pilot figure and other scale touches — and enjoy!
impressive warbird realism

Scale modelers will appreciate the many pieces included with this ARF that contribute to impressive warbird realism — for example, the painted fiberglass cowl, replica radial engine, and two-piece aluminum spinner hub seen here.
Prop is ghosted for visual effect.

Use the P-47D Thunderbolt’s flaps to shorten takeoff distance — or to reduce speed and decrease the distance needed for landing.
low pass

The full-scale P-47D Thunderbolt’s thick airfoil and steady flying characteristics translate well to the Top Flite model, making it well-suited for fliers stepping up to giant-scale. Only moderate low-wing experience is needed.


Please note: all recommendations were the best choices available at the time of product release. Please check with your dealer for additional choices.

FUTL7638 Futaba® R608FS 8-Channel 2.4GHz FASST™ Receiver
FUTM0045 Futaba S3305 High-Torque Standard Servo with Metal Gears (8)
FUTM0004 Futaba S3004 Standard Ball Bearing Servo (2)
FUTM0034 Futaba S3102 Aircraft Micro Metal Gears Servo
FJIG0144 Fuji-Imvac™ BT-43EI-2 43cc Gasoline Engine

    TOPA0703 - ARF
    TOPA0710 - Ready to cover (RTC)
Wingspan: 85 in (2160 mm)
Wing Area: 1329 in² (85.7 dm²)
Weight: 19.5-21.5 lb (8.84-9.75 kg)
Wing Loading: 34-37 oz/in² (104-113 g/dm²)
Length: 75 in (1905 mm)
Both Require: 5-7 channel radio w/10-11 servos & 2.6-4.0 cu in gasoline engine.
RTC also requires: MonoKote® covering, LustreKote® paint
ARF: Parts Listing - Accessories Needed
RTC: Parts Listing - Accessories Needed

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