The F4U Corsair family of aircraft wasnâ€™t considered the most capable carrier-based fighter-bomber of the World War II for nothing. Its first variant, the F4U-1, was dubbed the â€śWhistling Deathâ€ť because of its superiority in aerial combat and its distinct bent-wing configuration that produces a whistling sound. Manufactured by Chance Vought, the F4U-1 Corsair was the answer to the U.S. Navyâ€™s need for a carrier aircraft that could be at par with the best land and carrier-based airframes. This USN carrier aircraft, which performed its first flight on June 24, 1942, was a great achievement for Vought because it was heavier and overbuilt than its land-based counterparts, which allowed it to withstand extreme pressure from deck landings.
Includes wooden base with nameplate and ammunition models
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Each product is identical to the plane's original blueprint
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