Academy 1/72 F4U-1 Corsair

SKU: ACY12457

This is a 1/72 scale MRC/Academy plastic model kit of the revolutionary F4U-1 corsair. The F4U was originally designed in 1938 in response to a U.S. navy request for a high speed carrier-based fighter. The producers of this plane, chance vought, attempted to place the largest available engine in the smallest possible airframe. This required the plane to be fitted with an awkward type of landing gear, resulting in the introduction of the inverted gullwing, the signature feature of this fighter. It saw extensive use during the latter stages of World War II and later during the Korean war in service with both the navy and the marines. The corsair, which easily outperformed every other American fighter of its time, was armed with six 12.7mm wing-mounted radial piston engine, was capable of 417mph. This kit features fully engraved panel lines and rivet details, a single bomb and external fuel tank, a highly detailed cockpit interior and landing gear bay. The canopy and landing gear door can be positioned opened or closed. Decals and painting details allow you finish the plane as flown by Cdr. Tommy Blackburn in 1943 or Capt. P.C. DeLong, in 1945.