F4U-4 Corsair Wood Model Plane
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Model Length: 10.25"
F4U-4 CORSAIR USMC
The F4U-4 is the last variant of the F4U to be produced during WWII. It entered service four months before the end of hostilities. It had the dual-stage, supercharged R-2800-18W engine which produced 2,100 hp (1,566 kW) of power.
Believed to be the finest all around fighter of WWII, the F4U-4 arrived in combat early in 1945. It remained in service in the Korean War, where along with the F4U-5, it earned a sterling reputation for delivering ordnance with great accuracy. It could carry up to four 1,000 lb. bombs along with eight 5 inch rockets. Reportedly, it was not unusual to rig the F4U-4 with as much as 6,000 lbs of ordnance. With the robust structure of the Corsair, it did not operate from carrier decks, but exclusively from shore bases.
* 6× 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns, 400 rounds per gun or * 4× 20mm AN/M2 cannons * 8× 5 in (12.7 cm) High Velocity Aircraft Rockets and/or * 4,000 lb (1820 kg) of bombs
The F4U-4, the finest all around fighter of WW II and the Korean War, is brought to life through this hand-carved mahogany wood plane model by craftsmen with over 30 years of experience. Scaled from an exact blueprint, this piece of art was lavished and hand-painted with great concern for details and accuracy model plane.
F4U-4 CORSAIR WOOD MODEL PLANE IS NOW IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP DIRECT FROM OUR CALIFORNIA WAREHOUSE!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Corsair started life as the result of a U.S. Navy requirement for a carrier aircraft which could match the performance of the best land and carrier-based fighter planes. Designed in 1938 by Rex Beisel, the first prototype Corsair designated XF4U-1 first flew on 29 May 1940. When flown in 1940, the XF4U-1, powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial engine, became the first U.S. single-engine production aircraft capable of 400 mph (640 km/h) in level flight. It was a remarkable achievement for Vought; compared to land-based counterparts, carrier aircraft are "overbuilt" and heavier, to withstand the extreme stress of deck landings.