Item# 60324

Vought F4U-1 Corsair

"Birdcage"

MSRP: $199.00

The F4U-1 Corsair® was a truly unique aircraft, with a powerful 2,000hp engine and a massive 4m propeller, not to mention the highly characteristic inverted ... Learn more

Vought F4U-1 Corsair

  1. Description

    The F4U-1 Corsair® was a truly unique aircraft, with a powerful 2,000hp engine and a massive 4m propeller, not to mention the highly characteristic inverted gull-wings. In October of 1940, it was the first American fighter to achieve a speed of 400mph (around 640kph). Initial production models of the aircraft featured a striking canopy called the "Birdcage". The aircraft took part in operations from February 1943, and with its powerful 12.7mm machine guns proved to be a formidable opponent for the Japanese Zero Fighters.

    In order to capture the aircraft as accurately as possible, Tamiya designers not only inspected, measured and examined the real aircraft at five different museums across North America, they were also given access to Northrop-Grumman's blueprints. The result is a highly detailed and precise 1/32 scale model of the F4U-1 Corsair.

    Parts Description
  2. Specifications

    • Construction Type Assembly kit
    • Decals Included
    • Photo-Etch Parts Included
    • Scale 1/32
    • Special Feature 1 Main landing gears can be depicted in raised or retracted position.
    • Special Feature 10 Comes with 2 sets of rear fuselage parts to recreate initial or late production aircraft.
    • Special Feature 2 Armament includes Mk. XLI bomb rack.
    • Special Feature 3 Comes with 2 figures to depict pilot in seated or standing position.
    • Special Feature 4 Synthetic rubber tires feature authentic tread patterns.
    • Special Feature 5 3 sets of markings, painting guide and masking sticker to cover "birdcage" canopy."
    • Special Feature 6 Comes with stand to depict the aircraft in airborne state.
    • Special Feature 7 12-page commemorative booklet included
    • Special Feature 8 2-piece engine cowl is removable even after completion
    • Special Feature 9 Includes parts to construct canopy in open or closed position.
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