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Forces of Valor 812020A
Vought F4U Corsair Diecast Model
USN VF-17 Jolly Rogers, White 29, Ira Kepford, 1944

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


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During the 76 days Ira Cassius Kepford spent with VF-17 "Jolly Rogers" he shot down 16 enemy aircraft. His first F4U was BuNo. 17684 "White 29" and served him well during his first 13 kills. On January 30, 1944 15 Corsairs from VF-17 were escorting TBFs on a raid on Rabaul and encountered about 25 Japanese Zekes along with Tonys and Zeros. Several Japanese fighters were destroyed with the loss of several Corsairs. Kepford claimed one Zeke and one Tony but "17684" was damaged and ground looped on landing destroying the aircraft.

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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Forces of Valor's 1:72 scale Corsair is constructed almost entirely from diecast metal, and many of its features are similar to those seen only in higher-priced models. The solid metal wing includes many fine details such as oil cooler vents and machine gun ports. Radial engine details are visible inside the engine cowling, and exhaust stains can be seen through the expanded cowl flaps. The landing gear wheel wells and the tail wheel assembly are also highly detailed and the horizontal stabilizers and rudder have simulated fabric-stretched control surfaces.

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Forces of Valor

The "Forces of Valor" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military aicraft.

"Forces of Valor" 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.
  • Fixed display stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Detailed pilots and crew members.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.

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