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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"

Born Ira Cassius Kepford he joined the USN Reserve in August 1941 and was accepted as an Aviation Cadet in April 1942. On November 5, 1942 Kepford earned his wings and commission as Ensign, USNR. In January 1943 he was assigned to the Fighting Squadron 17 the famous "Jolly Rogers," until March 1944. He then transferred to the VF-84 until December 1944 when he once more transferred, this time to the staff of Commander Fleet Air, West Coast. In May, 1945 he was promoted to Lieutenant and left active duty on November 7, 1945 to return to the USNR. When he retired in June 1956 he was a Lieutenant Commander. Flying his F4U-1 Corsair Kepford became an Ace with 16 confirmed victories and 1 unconfirmed.

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 Waltersons "Forces of Valor" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aicraft.

Waltersons "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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