This is a Tamiya 1/32 Vought F4U-1A Corsair, a detailed scale kit of the actual airplane. With a highly complex P&W R-2800 engine generating 2,000hp, a 4-meter propeller and striking gull wings, the Corsair was certainly a memorable aircraft; it was effective, too, and was one of the mainstays of the U.S. Navy. The F4U-1A variant was assigned to units from Summer 1943, and featured upgrades such as a semi-bubble canopy (to improve previously limited visibility), plus the ability to carry bombs of up to 1,000lb. It saw a large amount of action in fighting with the Japanese Navy around the Solomon Islands; the Corsair continued to serve through the Korean War in the guise of further variants, the bomber capability pioneered by the F4U-1A proving a most effective addition to the aircraft's inherent ability.
This 1/32 scale plastic model assembly kit of the F4U-1A Corsair sports many features specific to the life-size airplane, such as the semi-bubble canopy, starboard leading edge spoiler and extended tail wheel strut. The model accurately reflects the redesigned F4U-1A seat position and accompanying changes in the cockpit.
(One decal sheets with markings for 3 versions)
1. US Marine Corps VMF-111, Gilbert Island, 1944
2. US Navy VF-17 Squadron Leader, Ondonga Airfield, New Georgia Island, Solomon Islands, November 15, 1943
3. US Marine Corps VMF-214, Vella Lavella Island, December 1943
Fuselage: 12.51" (318mm)
Wingspan: 15.35" (390mm)
Needed to Complete:
- Hobby knife
- Cement for plastics
- Sprue cutters
- Paint Suggestions for Realism: (USAAF Olive Drab, US Navy Navy Blue, Bare-Metal Silver, US Navy Intermediate Blue, US Navy Insignia White, Black, Blue, Red, Gunmetal, Chrome Silver, Semi-Gloss Black, Clear Blue, Clear Green, Clear Orange, Clear Red, Titanium Silver, Flat Black, Flat White, Flat Yellow, Flat Green, Flat Red, Flat Brown, Flat Flesh, Flat Aluminum, Sky Grey, Yellow, Red Brown, Field Gray, Light Gray)
This product was added to our catalog on February 13, 2018