Vought F4U-1 Corsair 318mm Plastic model kit 1/32Tamiya
A Big Step on the Path to Greatness
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.
About the Model
This is a 1/32 scale plastic model assembly kit of the F4U-1A Corsair. Fueslage length: 318mm, wingspan: 390mm.
★Features specific to the F4U-1A such as the semi-bubble canopy, starboard leading edge spoiler and extended tail wheel strut are captured with accuracy.
★The model accurately reflects the new F4U-1A seat position and accompanying changes in the cockpit.
★Assemble with flaps and elevators in up or down position as per your preference.
★2-piece engine cowling can be removed after assembly to allow appreciation of the breathtaking engine recreation.
★Aircraft can be assembled in parked or airborne state.
★3 included marking options recreate U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps units.
U.S. Marine Corps VMF-214 Vella Lavella Island, December 1943
U.S. Navy VF-17 Squadron Leader Ondonga Airfield, November 1943
★Drink in the stunningly realistic recreation of the Corsair form with large fuselage and iconic gull wings.
★Choose whether to assemble the model with folded or extended wing. Flaps and elevators can be installed in up or down position.
★Different main landing gear and tail wheel parts allow model to be assembled in airborne or parked state. Stand included.
★Introduced in the F4U-1A for improved visibility, the semi-bubble canopy is faithfully recreated.
★Accurate cockpit reflects higher F4U-1A seat position, plus attendant changes to controls, rudder pedal, throttle lever and more.
★Marvel at the astounding detail displayed in the folding wing joints. Rubber tires feature realistic tread patterns.
★The 2-piece engine cowling can be removed - even after completion of the model. Cowl flaps can be assembled in open or closed position.
★The faithful recreation of the P&W R-2800 engine is something to behold, with sharp cooling fins. Parts included to depict initial type distributors.
★This small spoiler on the starboard wing was attached from the F4U-1A, with the purpose of improving balance. It, too, is accurately depicted on the model.
★The F4U-1A was the first Corsair with bomb carrying ability. This kit includes parts recreating a 500lb bomb to be attached to the aircraft belly.
★An alternative option for the aircraft belly is also included, with parts recreating a drop tank.
★2 types of tail wheel strut are provided to allow accurate recreation of the variants depicted by the kit. 2 types of tail wheel cover also included.
★Wing underside identification markings and lights are accurately depicted using separate parts.
★2 figures are included in the kit, depicting both seated and standing crewmen.
★The attention to detail even continues in the main landing gear bays. The fuselage belly includes a depiction of the window.
★Outer surfaces of the aircraft are given realistic depictions of the countless rivets, and panel lines. (picture shows pre-assembly parts)
★Photo-etched parts are included to recreate parts such as seatbelt pieces, as are marking stickers for use when painting the canopy.
★12-page B5 booklet contains a written history of the Corsair line, plus detailed color images of the aircraft.