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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA33008
Vought F4U Corsair Diecast Model
USMC VMF-214 Black Sheep, "Marine's Dream", Edwin Olander, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, October 1943

Limited Edition
4500
Pieces Worldwide

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Vought F4U Corsair   5.5"   6.75"

Edwin Olander shot down a Zero on 17th October 1943 during a sweep to Kahili in Marine's Dream as depicted here. His other kills were one Zero and a probable on 10th October 1943 whilst flying BuNo 02309, one Zero and a probable 18th October (again in Marine's Dream), one Zero on 28th December whilst flying BuNo 17875 and a Zero and a probable on 30th December whilst flying BuNo 17792. His final score was five confirmed and four probables, all Zeroes and from mid-September to December 1943 whilst with VMF-214. White 576 had a field applied three tone scheme and utilises the last three digits of the BuNo (02576) as the aircraft number. The national insignia has also been field modified with the addition of white bars with no blue surround. It was damaged beyond repair in December 1943 following an accident at Torokina.

Vought F4U Corsair

Designed to meet a US Navy requirement for a single-seat carrier based fighter, the F4U was first flown on May 29th, 1940. This versatile aircraft saw service with both the Navy and Marine Corps in WW II and in the Korean War. During its lifetime, the Corsair underwent numerous improvements such as a lengthened fuselage, a high visibility bubble-top canopy and folding inverted gull wings that provided clearance for a large propeller. Its performance advantage, 400 mph capability, the ability to withstand punishment and six .50 Browning machine guns made the F4U a devastating weapon against aircraft, ground targets and ships.

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Corgi's 1:72 scale Corsair series includes the early "bird cage" canopy variants and the mid- and late-war variants, which had a taller and wider clear-view canopy with only two frames. This model is made almost entirely of diecast metal with only the smallest amount of plastic used in its construction. The solid metal wing features oil cooler vents, machine gun ports on the leading edge and a pair of removable external fuel tanks mounted below. The all-metal horizontal stabilizers and rudder feature simulated fabric stretched control surfaces. The landing gear is robust in design and installs quickly and easily for ground display.

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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series

The Corgi "Aviation Archive" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. The vast Aviation Archive range has become the standard by which all other diecast airplane ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival library material. Famous airplanes and aviators from both military and commercial airline aviation are all honored.

Corgi "Aviation Archive" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected interchangeable features such as speed-brakes, opened canopies and access panels.
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings.

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