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
Retail $17.95  SAVE 9% !
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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Spotlight Review

"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.

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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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"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.

"Revell 1/48 scale F4U4 Cosair"
skippykeesler (Edwardsville ILL)
This kit has been around for quite awhile,but it remains one of my favorite Corsair kits.It goes tighter fairly well and has decent detail.I especially like the price. With a little work and some scratch building skills it produces a fine looking model,at half the price of other corsair kits.The decal sheet is good and go on well.I would recommend this kit,as for the wing attach issues I ethier bulid mine with extended wings or folded,I do not try to make them operational as I have never been able to get them to stay on they always fall off.If I build it with wings folded I use plastic card and make the ribs where the wings fold,sealing the open areas.All in all I think this kit produces a good looking model,ans would recommend it to any experienced modeler.

"worth the trouble, great bargain!"
first i want to say how much i love the results of this build. but phew, what a delicate, tedious,sometimes frustrating build it was! plan on re-doing the wing hinge pivot points a couple times to make them fold. even though there are positive locating pins to position them inside the wing halves, they locate them in the wrong spot, and i resorted to prying the wing halves apart and moving them a couple times. also quite a bit of filing and shaping was necessary to allow the folding section to clear the center section adequately to fold without binding. the retractable landing gear required a lot of test fitting to decide which direction to assemble the various parts correctly. i don't have the stomach to try and retract them, for fear of breaking them off, but i think they are put together right, and they look great. that pretty much sums up this kit: when it's done, it looks great! but what a time putting it together. i'm very proud of the results. i would recommend this kit to rather experienced modelers, because it actually is challenging to build, and would(and probably has) frustrate inexperienced builders without considerable patience. overall, though, an inexpensive, convincing model of a great piece of aviation history, and a nice addition to my collection of 1/48 scale warbirds. recommend only to experienced builders.


  • 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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