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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA8208
Vought F4U Corsair Diecast Model
USMC VMF-312 Day's Knights, "White 530", Merritt Chance, Okinawa, Japan, 1945

Rare and Collectible

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Vought F4U Corsair   8.25"   10"

On April 6 1945 ground forces began preparing Kadena airstrip on Okinawa for the arrival of Corsairs from VMF-312 (Day’s Knights later known as the Checkerboards) that were due to arrive 3 days later. On April 12 1945 the unit made their initial contact with the enemy. On May 6 1945 during an attack near Okinawa’s capital Naha, 4 Corsairs were lost to enemy antiaircraft fire. 1Lt. Merritt Chance and another pilot survived the ditching of their aircraft while 2 other pilots weren’t as fortunate.

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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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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