WWII USN Vought OS2U Kingfisher recon aircraft model kit 1/32
WWII USN Vought OS2U Kingfisher recon aircraft model kit 1/32 WWII USN Vought OS2U Kingfisher recon aircraft model kit 1/32 WWII USN Vought OS2U Kingfisher recon aircraft model kit 1/32 WWII USN Vought OS2U Kingfisher recon aircraft model kit 1/32 WWII USN Vought OS2U Kingfisher recon aircraft model kit 1/32 WWII USN Vought OS2U Kingfisher recon aircraft model kit 1/32
$73.00

Kit# 32016

The Vought OS2U Kingfisher was an observation floatplane that first flew in 1938.

It was designed to be catapult-launched, but could also operate using fixed or wheeled landing gear, and was generally considered to be underpowered despite it being the primary shipboard observation aircraft of the USN. Power was supplied by a single 450hp Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-2 radial engine.

Designed by Rec Beisel, the Kingfisher was the first ever aircraft to be assembled using the new spot-welding technique that was designed to reduce airframe drag due to the resultant smooth surface. The airframe was designed with a number of unique and unusual lift creating features such as spoilers and drooped ailerons, assisting the relatively slow take off speed of this type of aircraft.

    Nicely detailed P&W R-985 engine
    Detailed engine mounts and firewall details
    Positionable engine access panels
    Detailed cockpits
    Choice of .30 caliber machine guns for observer's gun ring
    Photo-etched crew restraints
    Detailed radio rack in observer's 'pit
    Positionable canopies
    Positionable ailerons
    Positionable elevators
    Positionable rudder
    Positionable flaps
    Choice of floats or fixed landing gear
    Beaching gear provided for float option
    Underwing bomb racks with optional bomb load
    Optional boarding ladder

Decals for 6 versions:

  • OS2U-3, Naval Air Station Corpus, 1942

  • OS2U, VO-1 aboard USS Arizona (BB39), 1941

  • OS2U, VO-1 aboard USS Pennsylvania (BB38), 1940

  • OS2U-3, Soviet Union, based on ex-Italian light cruiser Milwaukee, 1944

  • OS2U-3, US Navy, 1941

  • OS2U, FN768, served in No.765 Sqn, Royal Navy, Sandbanks, 1943