Two P-47's attack a troop train somewhere in Germany during WW II. The German locomotive is a Series 55.
This composition is dedicated to 2nd Lt. Russell H. Oplinger of the 390th Fighter Squadron, 366th Fighter Group. Russ was a friend of my dad and I had the privilage of meeting him and being a friend. He graduated from our local H.S. in 1942. As a 20 yr.old 2nd Lt. he was flying P-47's during the fierce fighting of the Hurtgen Forrest.
Credits: AC model from www.colacola.se
Train model from my personal book B/W photo: "Deutsche Kriegs-lokomotiven 1939-1945
BG consist of four layers of media. Mayyang skies and other various free landscape sites.
The P-47 gradually became the USAAF's best fighter-bomber, normally carrying 500 lb bombs, M8 4.5 in or 5 in High velocity aircraft rockets (HVARs, or Holy Moses). From the invasion of Europe on 6 June 1944 to VE day on 7 May 1945, the Thunderbolt units claimed destroyed: 86,000 railroad cars, 9,000 locomotives, 6,000 armoured fighting vehicles, and 68,000 trucks.
Thanks for Looking, Cheers, Mike