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F4U-1A Corsair, 1st Lt. Bob McClurg & Major Greg Boyington, VMF-214, Dec 194 (1:48) - Preorder item, order now for future delivery

Part Number: HA8218
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Retail: $94.95
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Length: 8.25"

Wingspan: 10"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

The Vought F4U Corsair was literally built around the Pratt & Whitney 2,000 HP radial engine. The engine was so massive and produced so much energy that a Hamilton Standard 13 feet 4 inch propeller, the largest of WWII, was required. The F4U was the first American fighter aircraft to exceed 400 MPH. The Corsair was referred to by the Japanese as "Whispering Death" and became a legend in its own time. This aircraft was one of the most distinctive designs with it bent wings making it an icon.

Vought F4U-1A serial number 883 Bu.No.17883 belonged to VMF-214 "Black Sheep" and was a shared ride for Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington and 1st Lt. Bob McClurg. The aircraft wore the name "Martha" which was McClurg's mother's name. On August 7, 1943 McClurg joinedVMF-214 and served two tours with VMF-214 scoring seven victories between September 16, 1943 � December 28,1943. In September 1943 Greg Boyington took command of VMF-214. On December 26, 1943 Major Boyington shot down four Zeros over Rabaul. Boyington had 20 victories with VMF-214.

1/48 scale pre-finished.
Straight wing section can be removed and replaced with a section that makes
it look like the wings are folded, no hinges.
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
Professionally painted.
All markings pad applied for superb results.
Canopy slides open.
Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
Comes with display stand.
Option to easily remove the landing gear and cover the openings with doors.
Extremely sought after by collectors.

Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
F4U-1A Corsair
White 883 "Martha"
1st Lt. Bob McClurg &
Major Greg Boyington
VMF-214, Dec 1943

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