Mastercraft Collection: F4U Corsair Jolly Rogers..
Wingspan: 12 inches
Length: 9.7 inches
The F4U Corsair Jolly Rogers was first formed in Norfolk in the year 1943 under the order of the American ace of war, Lt. John Thomas Blackburn. This spectacular plane was chosen for its sturdy and powerful Pratt-Whitney 18-cylinder radial engine. Initially, the plane was assigned to the carrier named Bunker, Hill but the aircraft had to undergo some modification to resolve problems with visibility and landing gear bounce. The technicians worked closely with engineers in order to modify the fighter plane. Known for having eleven aces and at least 152 victories, this plane was the highest scoring NAVY squadron of World War II.
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!