I some reviews of recent P-47 kits (e.g Revell P-47M), the reviewers congratulates the kit maker for getting the orientation of the P-47 gun "correct" i.e. parallel to the ground not along the line of the wing.
The February 2004 edition of Scale Aviation Modeller International contains scale planes of a P-47D. The scale drawing seems to show the guns along the line of the wing. Therefore, I pose the following questions.
Which is correct, parallel to the ground or along the line of the wing?
Did the orientation of the guns change been versions of the P-47?
If the plans are wrong, how do I check the accuracy of other scale plans?
I do not normally compare kits to scale plans. If the kit looks like the subject aircraft, then that is good enough for me. I just happened to notice the discrepancies above and it prompted me to think about the usage of scale plans.