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Corgi Aviation Archive Legends HC33011
Vought F4U Corsair Diecast Model
USN VF-10, Alfred Lerch, USS Intrepid, 1945

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

The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was a carrier-capable fighter aircraft that saw service in World War II and the Korean War (and in isolated local conflicts). Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. The Corsair served in some air forces until the 1960s, following the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history (19421952). Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II. The U.S. Navy counted an 11:1 kill ratio with the F4U Corsair.

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 Legends

The Corgi "Legends" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

Corgi "Legends" 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.
  • Permanently extended landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Detailed pilot and crew member figures.
  • Authentic ordnance loads complete with placards.

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