11 years ago
The P-47 was manufactured with three different propellers: the
Curtiss 12'2", the Curtiss 13' and the Hamilton Standard 13' paddle
blade. The Hamilton Standard is used on the Academy and Monogram
bubble top kits, the Curtiss 12'2 is included with the Monogram
razorback, while the Curtiss 13' is included on the Testors and on
the Monogram P-47N.
The Hamilton Standard unit was used on only three production blocks--
the -22RE razorbacks and the -25RE and -27RE bubbletops--for a total
of about 1,800 airplanes or 15% of total production. The Curtiss 13'
prop was used on 15% of the P-47D razorbacks and 84% of the P-47D
bubbletops. All of the P-47Bs, Cs and Gs and 84% of the P-47D
razorbacks used the Curtiss 12'2" prop. Also there is some evidence
that some P-47s had the Hamilton Standard unit installed in the field,
although it is unclear exactly how many.