Postage Stamp Collection
- Diecast model
- Highly detailed
- Display stand included
- Measures Approximately: 4.0” L x 4.75” Wingspan
- Recommended for adult hobbyist and collectors. Not a toy.
The F4U Corsair was a naval fighter aircraft used by the United States Navy and Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War. Its excellent capabilities and performance made it very successful for the US Marine Corps. The F4U had a long production life span and was last produced in 1952. It had a max speed of 417 mph and carried six .50 caliber machine guns or four 20-mm cannons, as well as a pair of 2000 lb. bombs and six rocket
Marine Fighter Squadron 422 (VMF-422) was a Vought F4U Corsair squadron in the United States Marine Corps. The squadron, also known as the "Flying Buccaneers", fought in World War II but is perhaps best known for its role in the worst accident in naval aviation history when 22 of the squadron's 23 aircraft were lost flying through a typhoon on January 25, 1944. After being reconstituted, the squadron participated in the Battle of Okinawa. VMF-422 was decommissioned on April 7, 1947. Since that date, no other Marine Corps squadron has carried the lineage and honors of VMF-422.