Vought F4U-1D Corsair Fighter Aircraft

This is a plastic model kit of a 1/48 Scale Vought F4U-1D Corsair Fighter Aircraft by Tamiya.

Tamiya Vought F4U-1D Corsair Fighter Aircraft Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #61061
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$25.60
 
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Features :
  • Highly detailed exterior.
  • Extra fuel tank included.
  • Attaching canopy, wings, landing gear, and flaps.
  • Pilot standing on wing included.
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Spotlight Review

 
"Great replica kit"
Rocket_starship (Boonton, NJ)
Had fun with this one. Very detailed. Be careful about putting the rear wings on and make sure they line up when joining the fuselage. Otherwise this is definitely a favorite.

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Features

  • Highly detailed exterior.
  • Extra fuel tank included.
  • Attaching canopy, wings, landing gear, and flaps.
  • Pilot standing on wing included.

Specs

Scale: 1/48

  • Tamiya Product Number: 61061

Includes

1/48 Vought F4U-1D Corsair plastic model kit


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Reviews

  
 
"Disappointing"
donmarlyn
This is one of the worst models I have ever tried to build. Many of the holes requiring opening were non existent. Unless you are an avid modeler, with tools to reengineer the final product, this model isn't worth the extra time.

 
"Another Great Tamiya Kit"
jasonbva17
Yet another example of a how good Tamiya kits are. This was a great kit to build and turned out very nice. All the pieces fit together perfectly and had quality detail. All parts were formed well and had no imperfections. The instructions were clear, to the point, and offered different options for units that the aircraft belonged to. The detail of the cockpit left something to be desired, but it is still nice enough to display with the canopy open. For the price and quality, this model can not be beat.

 
"Black Sheep"
nco2006163 (Elkton, Maryland)
Model itself was straight forward in assembly. Painting seem to show colors that were not in the guide. Internet helped fillin the gaps

Information

Designed around the new Pratt & Whitney 2,000HP radial engine and tuning the largest propeller ever attached to a fighter plane, the Vought F4U Corsair became a legend in its own time. The F4U-1 was the first production version of the Corsair. It had a inverted gull-wing and a framed canopy with a flat top.

However many problems were found soon. For example, the port wing stall often gave the Corsair unstable landing. And another problem was poor visibility because of its long nose and framed canopy. Therefore F4U-1A: the cockpit was raised about seven inches, the framed canopy was replaced with a semi-bubble design canopy, and the taller tail wheel strut was equipped; was introduced. F4U-1D with clear vision canopy on frameless was introduced later for more visibility. Also the F4U-1D had two pylons under the center wing section that could carry the bombs up to 1,000 pounds and the napalm. Furthermore 5 inch rockets could be carried under each wing.

Therefore in 1944, the F4U-1D was formally deployed as the first carrier based aircraft of Corsair series. Beginning by placing the F4U-1D as Marine squadrons VMF-124 and VMF-213 aboard the ESSEX on the way to the Philippines, the F4U-1D was used for attacking Japan as the first operation from U.S. Navy in 1945. About 3,700 amounts of F4U-1D were produced, then it held an established position from U.S. Navy because of its ability and reliance.


Markings

  • Decal Options:
  • 1): 167, 3/12/44, Hand Grip, Enclosure Release, Navy 57803, F4U-1D,
  • Arrow Insignia, Star Insignia.
  • 2): INSP, F4U-1D, Fire Extinguisher Inside, Arrow Insignia, Star
  • Insignia.
  • 3): INSP, F4U-1D, Fire Extinguisher Inside, 107, 3/12/44, Star
  • Insignia.

Comments

Keep small pieces and sharp edges away from children ages 3 and under.

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