F4U4 Corsair Fighter

This is a F4U-4 Corsair Plastic Model Kit from Revell. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older

Revell-Monogram F4U4 Corsair Fighter Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #855248
 Revell-Monogram # rmx855248
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Revell-Monogram Item # rmx855248
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1:48
  • Length: 8" (203mm)
  • Wingspan: 10-1/2" (267mm)
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855248
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"Corsair 1/48 scale F4U"
This F4U Corsair was pretty easy; parts fit together well although there is some flange trimming needed. Plastic is strong and not flimsy. Directions are clear except for decal placement, confusion as to what number go on which plane so be aware. Only other problem is the wings; I glued them on, forget the up and down hinging. Model is real nice when completed. Fits right in with my other prop fighters.

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  • A stunning model replica built with injection molded plastic parts, beautifully scribed with impressive details! Retractable landing gear.
  • Gear bay doors open and close.
  • Folding wings.
  • Optional armament including drop tanks, bombs and rockets.
  • Detailed cockpit with separate pilot figure.
  • Movable tail hook.
  • Rotating propeller.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated assembly guide.


  • Scale: 1:48
  • Length: 8" (203mm)
  • Wingspan: 10-1/2" (267mm)
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855248


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"Overall, it's a good kit for the money, but it does have some issues."
thecarrollfamily1417 (Louisville, Ky USA)
This is another Monogram/Revell reissue dating back to 1967, and with that being said, it's a typical example of the model kits from its time period, such as raised panel line details, lack of detail and some inaccurate details; these issues don't make this a terrible kit to build, but it does require some effort to build and finish this kit. Parts not fitting as well as its modern counter parts will require seam filler and bit of sanding. Some of the things that are interesting about this kit is that it features folding wings and retractable landing gears, which is a remnant of build your own cool toy/model, which is typical of 1960's1980's kits, and since the parts are not as crisp, it does take effort into making these gimmicks work properly. The biggest problem I had with this kit, by design, was the canopy. Clear canopy parts are way too thick, and it would take too much effort to thin them down, and since the canopy frame is molded into to fuselage, it would take a lot of effort to replace it with an aftermarket canopy kit, but the model is not that detailed to begin with to warrant a such tedious en devour. Overall this was a fun kit to build, and at a typical price point of $10 to $17, this is a good value for the money.

"f4u corsair"
I loved putting this model together, it was realy fun because it was my first aircraft. The only thing that I found that was the only problem was that the joints connecting the wing are fragile and therefore it is best that the the wings remain in a stable position to prevent them from coming apart. But overall I loved this model and would rexommend it to anyone beginning to model planes.

"Awesome plane, good kit"
rockykeele (Tucson, AZ)
The Good: Reasonable price, fair amount of detail, good decals. The Bad: Moderate number of parts, flash on many parts, scale of pilot. For the price, this is a nice, simple kit, but don't expect the detail or number of parts you would get from a Hasegawa kit, for example. The kit does come with a center-line drop tank, two bombs and 10 under-wing 5 inch rockets. The pilot figure seems a bit too small for 1/48 scale. Overall, a fun kit with only a few minor issues.


  • One Decal Sheet with Markings for 2 U.S. Variations
  • 1: VMA-332, USS Bairoko (CVE 115) Korea (July 1953)
  • 2: VMF-214, "Black Sheep" Squadron, USS Sicily (CVE-118) Korea (1951)
  • Airframe & Detail Paint Colors: - Sea Blue FS15042, Zinc Chromate, Silver, Yellow FS13538, Flat White, Tan, Brown, Olive Drab, Skin Color, Red, Green, Flat Black

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