F4U-1 CORSAIR USN 1/40
Scale: 1/40 | Wingspan: 12.3 inches | Length: 10 inches
The F4U Corsair family of aircraft wasn’t considered the most capable carrier-based fighter-bomber of the World War II for nothing. Its first variant, the F4U-1, was dubbed the “Whistling Death” because of its superiority in aerial combat and its distinct bent-wing configuration that produces a whistling sound. Manufactured by Chance Vought, the F4U-1 Corsair was the answer to the U.S. Navy’s need for a carrier aircraft that could be at par with the best land and carrier-based airframes. This USN carrier aircraft, which performed its first flight on June 24, 1942, was a great achievement for Vought because it was heavier and overbuilt than its land-based counterparts, which allowed it to withstand extreme pressure from deck landings. Characterized by its “birdcage” canopy and low seating position, the F4U1 aircraft also served the U.S. Marine Corps, the Royal Navy, and the Royal New Zealand Air Force, among others. It also dived into action, performed close-support and night-fighter roles, during the Korean War.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!