The Vought Corsair was one of the most unusual but also successful naval aircraft of World War 2.
Feared by her Japanese opponents who nicknamed her the Whispering Death she fought her way across the Pacific sky's during 1943-1945, scoring record-braking successes: 2140 enemy aircraft destroyed against 189 own losses.
The combined fire-power of the Corsair consisted of six 12.7 mm Browning machine guns. Her characteristic bent wing gave it a prominent recognition feature for Ground Forces which called her the Sweetheart of Okinawa .
The F4U-1A was the first production lot with many modifications. Top speed 671km/h (416 mph).
- Structured surfaces
- Wings may be folded
- Detailed R2800 twin-radial engine
- Detailed cockpit with instrument panel
- Pilot figure
- Rotating propeller
- Detailed undercarriage
Authentic decals for the following version:
- Vought F4U-1A Corsair, VF-17 Squadron, US Navy, Ondonga, Solomon Islands, November 1943
- Vought F4U-1A Corsair, VF-17 Squadron, US Navy, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, February 1944
This kit is produced in grey plastic so will need painting to complete.
- LEVEL 3
- SCALE 1:32
- AGE RECOMMENDATION 10+
- NUMBER OF PARTS 68