Holding the distinction of having the longest production run of any U.S. piston-engine fighter (1942-1953), the F4U Corsair primarily saw service during World War II and the Korean War. Though it was built to be a carrier-based aircraft, it immediately had difficult landing. After the kinks were worked out, however, it quickly became the most capable fighter-bomber of the entire war. Among the many celebrated flyers to pilot the Corsair was Lt. "Tommy" Blackburn, commanding officer of the famed VF-17 "Jolly Rogers." He finished the war a double ace with a total of 11 aerial victories.
A stunning Hobby Master replica of Blackburn's "Big Hog" Corsair as it appeared in November of 1943, this 1/48 scale, Hobby Master, die cast model features engraved panel lines, a sliding canopy, a well-equipped cockpit including panel instrumentation, a removable pilot figure, a detailed Pratt & Whitney R-2800-8W Double Wasp radial engine front with a rotating propeller, moveable inverted gull wings, a removable drop tank, optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a stylish presentation stand. Measures approximately 8¼" long with a 10¼" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA8217