With its combination of high speed and heavy armament, the Corsair was a formidable aircraft active in the latter half of WWII. As a versatile bird it had a number of variants, among them the F4U-1D, which was the first Corsair to be officially deployed on U.S. aircraft carriers. Features unique to the F4U-1D included a frame-less semi-bubble canopy, thicker propeller blade roots, a raised pilot's seat and more. Armament took the form of six 12.7mm machine guns mounted in the gull wing, with a pylon under each side of the root allowing it to carry two 1,000lb bombs or drop tanks. The outer wing could be fitted with 4 rockets on each side. The F4U-1D was an important presence on its carriers, joining attacks on the Japanese archipelago in February 1945 as U.S. forces advanced.
About the Model ★This is a 1/32 scale plastic model assembly kit of the F4U-1D Corsair. Length: 318mm, width: 390mm.
★F4U-1D specific features such as the semi-bubble canopy and thicker propeller roots are accurately captured.
★Choose between folded and extended inverted gullwing.
★Assemble the model with flaps and elevators up or down as you prefer.
★2-piece engine cowling can be removed after construction to display the detailed Pratt & Whitney engine underneath.
★The model can be assembled to depict an aircraft in flight (landing gear and tail wheel retracted) or parked (landing gear down).
★Comes with parts to depict two 1,000lb bombs and eight 5-inch HVAR rockets.
★Includes marking options for Navy and Marine Corps aircraft