British Vought Corsair F4U
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The Vought F4U Corsair was a carrier-capable fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French Air Force, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured by Vought in 16 separate models, in the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history.
The Corsair served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, British Fleet Air Arm and the Royal New Zealand Air Force, as well as the French Navy Aéronavale and other, smaller, air forces until the 1960s.
It quickly became the most capable carrier-based fighter-bomber of World War II. Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of the war. As well as being an outstanding fighter, the Corsair proved to be an excellent fighter-bomber, serving almost exclusively in the latter role throughout the Korean War and during the French colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria.
This model has been built, airbrushed and weathered to an exceptional standard to represent aircraft JT634, 13-7/P of 1834 FAA Squadron aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Victorious during the attacks on the Sakishima Islands in the East China Sea in May 1945.
Please note the diorama base shown in the photos is for illustrative purposes only & is not included.
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