With a highly complex P&W R-2800 engine generating 2,000hp, a 4-meter propeller and striking gull wings, the Corsair was certainly a memorable aircraft; it was effective, too, and was one of the mainstays of the U.S. Navy. The F4U-1A variant was assigned to units from Summer 1943, and featured upgrades such as a semi-bubble canopy (to improve previously limited visibility), plus the ability to carry bombs of up to 1,000lb. It saw a large amount of action in fighting with the Japanese Navy around the Solomon Islands; the Corsair continued to serve through the Korean War in the guise of further variants, the bomber capability pioneered by the F4U-1A proving a most effective addition to the aircraft's inherent ability.
This is the 1/32 Scale Vought F4U-1A Corsair Plastic Model Kit from Tamiya. Suitable for Ages 14 & Older. FEATURES: Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in grey and clear Clear engine cowling parts included Choose whether to assemble the model with its distinctive inverted gull wings extended or folded away Flaps and elevators can also be depicted in open or closed positions Starboard wing spoiler recreated 2 types of tail landing gear wheel to enable depiction of elongated strut Comes with parts depicting drop tank and 500lb bomb 2 figures depict pilot in seated or standing position Complex Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine Removable 2-piece engine cowl allows the engine to be viewed Recreate U.S. Navy or Marine Corps unit aircraft Full color, 12 page reference manual included Waterslide decals Illustrated instructions MARKING OPTIONS: One decal sheets with markings for 3 versions: 1) US Marine Corps VMF-111, Gilbert Island, 1944 2) US Navy VF-17 Squadron Leader, Ondonga Airfield, New Georgia Island, Solomon Islands, November 15, 1943 3)_US Marine Corps VMF-214, Vella Lavella Island, December 1943 INCLUDES: One plastic model REQUIRES: Assembly Hobby knife (RMXR6909) Cement for plastics (TESR3512) Sprue cutters (HCAR0630) Paint (USAAF Olive Drab, US Navy Navy Blue, Bare-Metal Silver, US Navy Intermediate Blue, US Navy Insignia White, Black, Blue, Red, Gunmetal, Chrome Silver, Semi-Gloss Black, Clear Blue, Clear Green, Clear Orange, Clear Red, Titanium Silver, Flat Black, Flat White, Flat Yellow, Flat Green, Flat Red, Flat Brown, Flat Flesh, Flat Aluminum, Sky Grey, Yellow, Red Brown, Field Gray, Light Gray) SPECS: Scale: 1/32 Fuselage: 12.51" (318mm) Wingspan: 15.35" (390mm) COMMENTS: Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please keep away from children 3 years of age and younger tlc 12/11/14