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1/48 Tamiya Chance Vought F4U-1/2 Bird Cage Corsair 61046 - MPM Hobbies
1/48 Tamiya Chance Vought F4U-1/2 Bird Cage Corsair 61046 - MPM Hobbies

1/48 Tamiya Chance Vought F4U-1/2 Bird Cage Corsair 61046

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SKU: TAM61046
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The F4U Corsair was a WWII American fighter aircraft that was distinguished by its inverted gull wing design, which accommodated the 4m-diameter propeller without having to resort to overly long landing gear legs. Its Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp engine produced 2,000 hp and allowed the Corsair to reach a maximum speed of 636km/h. Among the different variants of the Corsair, the F4U-1 was the first to be mass-produced and it featured a characteristic framed canopy that was referred to as a "Birdcage." They were deployed to the Pacific in February 1943 and became feared by Japanese forces due to their speed and firepower. A night fighter version, designated F4U-2, was also created and featured a radar pod mounted near the wingtip of the right wing. Over 9,000 examples were produced and they were used by American, British, and New Zealand forces.

  • Accurate model kit of the "Birdcage" canopy Corsair includes parts to assemble either the standard F4U-1 or the F4U-2 night fighter.
  • Distinctive inverted gull wing design is faithfully rendered.
  • Highly detailed engine and cockpit. One pilot figure is included.
  • Includes parts for 1,000lb bombs and drop tanks. Comes with four marking options.