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American Skins with Two Roundels?


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I noticed that some of the American skins have two roundels on the bottom of the wings. Is that correct?

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Yes.  When the P-47 entered the European Theater it was the first allied radial-engined  fighter.

 

Up until that time, AAA gunners were used to firing at radial engined fighters without any thought.

 

Fearing possible friendly fire, command came down with orders to double up on the bottom side roundels.

 

That’s also why you’ll notice that some of the bottom side “extra” roundels are bigger than the factory painted side.… some crew chiefs didn’t like the mismatched sizes so they painted over the factory roundels to make both bigger.

 

You’ll see posts on plastic model forums from modelers trying to figure out if the particular plane they are trying to model had two big roundels or one big roundel and a standard, factory painted roundel.

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