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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA8204
Vought FG-1D Corsair Diecast Model
RNFAA No.1841 NAS, Robert Hampton Gray, HMS Formidable, Onagawa Bay, August 9th 1945

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Vought FG-1D Corsair   8.25"   10"

Robert Hampton “Hammy” Gray was a Canadian Naval Officer with the British Fleet Air Arm in 1941 and joined the 1841 Squadron on HMS Formidable in 1944. The ship was transferred to the British Pacific Fleet in 1945. On August 9, 1945 while leading an attack at Onagawa Bay Japan Lieutenant Gray’s Corsair was hit and burst into flames. Lt. Gray continued his attack and scored a direct hit sinking a destroyer just before he crashed. He was later awarded the Victory Cross.

Vought FG-1D 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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Hobby Master's 1:48 scale F4U Corsair features wings that can be configured in the extended "flying" position or the folded "parking" configuration.

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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:48 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:48 Air Power Series" 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.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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