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Tamiya Aircraft 1/32 F4U1A Corsair Fighter Kit

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Tamiya Aircraft 1/32 F4U1A Corsair Fighter Kit

TAM-60325
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With a highly complex P&W R-2800 engine generating 2,000hp, a 4-meter propeller and striking gull wings, the Corsair was certainly a memorable aircraft; it was effective, too, and was one of the mainstays of the U.S. Navy. The F4U-1A variant was assigned to units from Summer 1943 and featured upgrades such as a semi-bubble canopy (to improve previously limited visibility), plus the ability to carry bombs of up to 1,000lb. It saw a large amount of action in fighting with the Japanese Navy around the Solomon Islands; the Corsair continued to serve through the Korean War in the guise of further variants, the bomber capability pioneered by the F4U-1A proving a most effective addition to the aircraft's inherent ability.
  • Clear engine cowling parts included
  • Choose whether to assemble the model with its distinctive inverted gull wings extended or folded away
  • Flaps and elevators can also be depicted in open or closed positions 
  • Starboard wing spoiler recreated
  • 2 types of tail landing gear wheel to enable depiction of elongated strut  
  • Comes with parts depicting drop tank and 500lb bomb
  • 2 figures depict pilot in seated or standing position
  • Complex Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine
  • Removable 2-piece engine cowl allows the engine to be viewed        
  • Recreate U.S. Navy or Marine Corps unit aircraft
  • Full color, 12-page reference manual included
  • Waterslide decals
  • Illustrated instructions                                             
MARKING OPTIONS:
One decal sheets with markings for 3 versions:

  1. US Marine Corps VMF-111, Gilbert Island, 1944
  2. US Navy VF-17 Squadron Leader, Ondonga Airfield, New Georgia Island, Solomon Islands, November 15, 1943
  3. US Marine Corps VMF-214, Vella Lavella Island, December 1943 


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