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Item No:60327

1/32 Aircraft Series No.27


Length: 318 mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

Carrying on the Fight
With its combination of high speed and heavy armament, the Corsair was a formidable aircraft active in the latter half of WWII. As a versatile bird it had a number of variants, among them the F4U-1D, which was the first Corsair to be officially deployed on U.S. aircraft carriers. Features unique to the F4U-1D included a frame-less semi-bubble canopy, thicker propeller blade roots, a raised pilot's seat and more. Armament took the form of six 12.7mm machine guns mounted in the gull wing, with a pylon under each side of the root allowing it to carry two 1,000lb bombs or drop tanks. The outer wing could be fitted with 4 rockets on each side. The F4U-1D was an important presence on its carriers, joining attacks on the Japanese archipelago in February 1945 as U.S. forces advanced.
About the Model
★This is a 1/32 scale plastic model assembly kit of the F4U-1D Corsair. Length: 318mm, width: 390mm. ★F4U-1D specific features such as the semi-bubble canopy and thicker propeller roots are accurately captured. ★Choose between folded and extended inverted gullwing. ★Assemble the model with flaps and elevators up or down as you prefer. ★2-piece engine cowling can be removed after construction to display the detailed Pratt & Whitney engine underneath. ★The model can be assembled to depict an aircraft in flight (landing gear and tail wheel retracted) or parked (landing gear down). ★Comes with parts to depict two 1,000lb bombs and eight 5-inch HVAR rockets. ★Includes marking options for Navy and Marine Corps aircraft.
  • ★Choose whether to assemble the model with the distinctive inverted gullwing folded or extended.
  • ★The model features an accurate 1/32 rendering of the F4U-1D frame-less semi-bubble canopy.
  • ★The F4U-1D's propeller had thicker roots, which are of course recreated by this model.
  • ★Parts are included to recreate a total of eight HVAR rockets, four under each side of the wing.
  • ★Comes with parts to recreate two drop tanks that can be equipped on the F4U-1D wing root pylons.
  • ★Also in the box are parts depicting two 1,000lb bombs, which can also be equipped under the wing root.
  • ★Clear lens parts and precision decals for instrumentation lend the cockpit an air of superb realism.
  • ★The modeler has a number of options, including the choice of whether to depict elevators up or down.
  • ★Depict the F4U-1D parked or in flight. Parts recreate landing gear and tail wheel deployed or retracted.
  • ★Two figures are included in the kit, depicting both seated and standing crewmen.
  • ★P&W R-2800 engine features great detail, with sharp cooling fins and cylinder covers.
  • ★Photo-etched parts recreate seatbelt components and more. Canopy masking stickers are included.
  • ★12-page B5 booklet contains a written history of the Corsair line, plus detailed color images of the aircraft.
  • ★Full-color painting guide will aid greatly in the painting and marking of your masterpiece!

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Information is current as of August 3, 2017. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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