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F - 4U Corsair Small Wood Airplane Model

F - 4U Corsair Small Wood Airplane Model
F - 4U Corsair Small Wood Airplane Model
Item# f4us
$62.00
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The F-4U Corsair, built by Vought, was a lightweight fighter paired with a very powerful engine. The Corsair's unusual inverted gull-wing design was necessary to give it's huge propeller ample ground clearance.The prototype was the first US combat aircraft to exceed 400 mph. The airplane went into production in 1942. The Corsair was nicknamed "Ensign Eliminator"; the strong engine torque didn't make it an easy plane to land on the deck of a carrier. The US Navy at first rejected it for shipboard operation. However, the F-4U was adopted by the Marine Corps and quickly demonstrated its effectiveness.

As a fighter, the Corsair gave the U.S. Navy pilots an aircraft that could handle anything that the Japanese put in the air. The U.S. Marine Corps used the Corsair extensively as a ground attack fighter bomber... a role the Corsair again filled during the Korean conflict. When production ended in late 1952, 12,681 F-4U's had been built. The F-4U is regarded by many as one of the greatest combat aircraft in history, and was in production for a longer period of time than any U.S. fighter other than the F-4 Phantom II.

Source and Links:
Sikorsky Historical Archives
Combat Aircraft of the Pacific War
New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Fully assembled, Handcrafted Model Airplane with Removable Desk Stand.
length: 7 3/4", wingspan: 9 3/4"

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F - 4U Corsair
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About this Handcrafted Wooden Model Aircraft:
This beautiful handmade airplane model is an authentic replica made from the finest grade of select kiln dried Philippine mahogany wood. The model is made entirely by hand: From the handcarving of the aircraft fuselage, to the sanding of the aircraft's contours. Every part is assembled precisely into place. After shaping and sanding, the model passes through several stages of priming and sanding before it is hand painted to duplicate the actual colors, emblems, and insignias of the original historical aircraft. Finally, multiple coats of clear lacquer are applied to protect the artwork and provide an overall glossy finish.


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