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Fly back in time with this 1944 F4U Corsair, which was known to be one of the best fighters in the war. It's handcrafted in an iron frame with a scale of 1:31. This F4U Corsair model comes with fine details such as a propeller, wings, landing wheels, blue paint job, and a cockpit. A must-have for the collector and enthusiast!
• 100% iron frame
• Metal wheels
• Wheels roll
• Propellers spin
• Painted and decal insignia
• Includes seat and yoke
• Landing gear, drop fuel tank, bomb, and missiles are securely welded on
• Metal propeller
• Wings bend on a hinge
The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was an American fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought's manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster: Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1940 to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured by Vought, in 16 separate models, in the longest production run of any piston-engine fighter in U.S. history (1942-53). The Corsair was designed as a carrier-based aircraft. However, its difficult carrier landing performance rendered the Corsair unsuitable for Navy use until the carrier landing issues were overcome when used by the British Fleet Air Arm. The Corsair thus came to and retained prominence in its area of greatest deployment, land-based use by the U.S. Marines. The role of the dominant U.S. carrier-based fighter in the second part of the war was thus filled by the Grumman F6F Hellcat. The Corsair served to a lesser degree in the U.S. Navy. As well as U.S. and British use the Corsair was also used by the Royal New Zealand Air Force, the French Navy Aéronavale, and other, smaller, air forces until the 1960s. Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II, and the U.S. Navy counted an 11:1 kill ratio with the F4U Corsair. After tackling the carrier landing issues, it quickly became World War II's most capable carrier-based fighter bomber. The Corsair served almost exclusively as a fighter-bomber throughout the Korean War and during the French colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria.
Dimensions L: 13 W: 14 H: 6 Inches
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