P-47 water tank

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  1. HammerUK9

    HammerUK9 New Member

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    Evening all,

    I'm trying to get some more information on the water-injection storage tank for the P-47 (specifically -D-25 and later), as part of a 1/32 diorama I'm doing.

    The kit part that I'm sure will need to be modified looks like this when mounted:

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    While the references I can find show the tank as looking like this:

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    Note how the actual tank is an awful lot smaller, more elliptical and with sloping sides - it looks more like the core of the kit tank

    My dilemma is this: The latter of the two photos is from a -D-5 model, and the former is, at best, a -D-22. I am modelling a -D-28. I know from a reference that the water tank capacity was increased in the -D-25, but I can find no pictures to show the change. I don't want to make any changes to the kit part unless ALL the evidence I can find agrees - I've already made this mistake with the oil tank :)

    So, any pictures or evidence to state, one way or the other, what the water tanks were like in later model P-47s, would be greatly appreciated!

    Many thanks,

    Tim
     
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    Thanks a lot Aaron!

    There's some really useful stuff in there - particularly the IPC - I know it's only for the Razorback, but it's given me a really good layout of the plumbing and also the demarcation of some of the access panels. A great find, thank you sir! :salute:

    Cheers,

    Tim
     
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