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  • Guillow's Vought F4U Corsair Balsa Wood Model Airplane Kit GUI-1004

    $85.99 $60.19

    This balsa model kit features true to life action parts such as movable flying surfaces, a sliding canopy, retractable landing gear, and drop-able bombs plus folding wings and simulated engine. Scale pilot figure included. Kit can be built as a beautiful scale shelf model or flown (rubber free flight or powered U-Control). For U-Control installation, this kit contains a plywood firewall, tip guide, bell crank base, and nylon flying line. Although the fuselage of this model is roomy enough to accommodate simple R/C equipment, no instructions and diagrams are included or available.

    Wingspan: 30 3/4". Scale: 1:16. Age: 14+. Skill Level: Advanced. Build Time: 40+ Hours

    Nicknamed the “Sweetheart of Okinawa” by the U.S. Marines and “Whistling Death” by the Japanese, the Corsair performed effectively in two wars- the Pacific conflict of WWII and the Korean engagement of the early 1950s. The first production Corsair flew on June 25, 1942 at a time when the Japanese offensive seemed indefensible. It was not until late that year, with the delivery of the first Corsair squadrons into the hands of the U.S. Marines on Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands, that the tide of air combat was permanently turned in favor of the Allied Forces. To the British Navy in early 1944 goes credit for introducing the Corsair to carrier service. Nine months later, the U.S. Navy cleared the way for the Corsair to become the mainstay of its mighty carrier fleet.

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