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WOW040 Vought F4 Corsair LE12 by King and Country

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Product Description

WOW040 The Vought F4 Corsair with its distinctive Gull shaped wings was
considered by the Japanese as one of the best aircraft of WW2 and was used
extensively by the USMC in the Pacific. Rejected by the US Navy as being
unsuitable for Carrier operation, the USMC quickly adopted it as one their
mainstream land based fighter aircraft. The Corsair was built around the
Pratt and Whitney 2,000 HP radial engine and was so powerful a 13ft Hamilton
propeller had to be fitted, the largest in service during WW2. The Corsair
was the first US aircraft to exceed 400 MPH and by the end of the war was
operating at an 11:1 kill ratio in its favour. The Corsair was adopted by
the Royal Navy who overcame its deck landing problems and was also used by
the RNZAF and the French Navy. The Corsair was operated throughout the world
by smaller airforces until the 1960's, with over 12,000 aircraft being
manufactured by Vought as well as other manufacturers. Our version of the
F4U Corsair belonged to the VMF-111 “Devil Dogs” of the Marines. Referred
to as “Ole 122″, it received a citation for having successfully flown 100
bombing and 68 reconnaissance missions for a period of 6 months using the
same engine. It is in fact the only aircraft to receive an official citation
in its own name and operated from the Gilbert and Marshall Islands, covering
over 80,000 miles with no engine change or having to turn back because of
mechanical problems. Any figures shown with this aircraft are fro scale
reference purposes only, limited to 12 pieces worldwide and priced at $599
grab one of these whilst you can!

Other Details

Release Date:
November 2015
Retired Date:
November 2015

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