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 is a 1/32 scale plastic model assembly kit of the F4U-1A Corsair. Fueslage length: 318mm, wingspan: 390mm. 'Features specific to the F4U-1A such as the semi-bubble canopy, starboard leading edge spoiler and extended tail wheel strut are captured with accuracy. 'The model accurately reflects the new F4U-1A seat position and accompanying changes in the cockpit. 'Assemble with flaps and elevators in up or down position as per your preference. '2-piece engine cowling can be removed after assembly to allow appreciation of the breathtaking engine recreation. 'Aircraft can be assembled in parked or airborne state. '3 included marking options recreate U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps units.