- WWII Aircraft Series
- ZAMAK diecast and ABS plastic parts
- Pre painted.
- Display base & stand included.
- Minor assembly required.
- Approximate dimensions: 5.9” L x 6.81” Wingspan x 2.48” H
- Package dimensions:11.25” L x 7.75” W x 3.8” H
- Display model, not a toy, for 14 years and above
The Vought F4U Corsair is an American fighter aircraft which saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Designed and initially manufactured by Chance Vought, the Corsair was soon in great demand; additional production contracts were given to Goodyear, whose Corsairs were designated FG, and Brewster, designated F3A.
The Corsair was designed and operated as a carrier-based aircraft, and entered service in large numbers with the U.S. Navy in late 1944 and early 1945. It quickly became one of the most capable carrier-based fighter-bombers of World War II. Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II and its naval aviators achieved an 11:1 kill ratio. Early problems with carrier landings and logistics led to it being eclipsed as the dominant carrier-based fighter by the Grumman F6F Hellcat, powered by the same Double Wasp engine first flown on the Corsair's initial prototype in 1940. Instead, the Corsair's early deployment was to land-based squadrons of the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy.
This Forces Of Valor is a replica of USN F4U-1 Corsair from VF-17 flown by Lt. Ira “Ike’”Kepford in 1944. VF-17 was one of the land-based squadrons of the United States Navy in World War II. In 76 days of combat flying with the VF-17 "Jolly Rogers," “Ike” was credited with shooting down 16 enemy aircraft. At the close of his combat service in April 1944, Kepford was the Navy's leading ace.
This display model is a great addition to your collection.