Mastercraft Collection: F4U-4 CORSAIR USMC..
Wingspan: 12.3 inches
Length: 10 inches
The F4U Corsair was a carrier-capable fighter aircraft designed and constructed by Vought. It was the winning design for the USN Bureau of AeronauticsŐ 1938 request for proposals for a new fighter plane. Contract for development was awarded in June 1938 for the prototype XF4U-1, and the construction officially began in February 1939. The F4U-4, in particular, was the later variant of the series. It was powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-2800-18W radial engine that produced 2,325hp, giving it a maximum speed of 453mph and a range of 897 nautical miles. The plane was equipped by a wide selection of guns that include 12.7mm Browning machine guns, M2 cannons, as well as aircraft rockets and bombs. The F4U-4 saw a lot of action during the Korean War and the Second World War. It combated against the Yakovlev Yak-9 during the Korean War, while it saw the conclusion of the Second World War. Later variations of the F4U-4 were the F4U-4B and the F4U-4E. The B model was an aircraft originally developed for the British Fleet Air but the US chose to employ it during the war. The N model was one of the last Corsairs ever built. It was especially equipped with the APS-6 search radar.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!