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Tamiya 1/72 Corsair F44-1 Birdcage KITS AIR MILITARY WWII 72

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Tamiya 1/72 Corsair F44-1 Birdcage KITS AIR MILITARY WWII 72

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$31.99

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Product Code:
T61046

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TAMIYA

Description

Designed around the new Pratt & Whitney R-2800 2,000HP radial engine, and turning the largest propeller ever attached to a fighter plane, the Chance Vought F4U Corsair became a legend in its own time.

First flown in May 1940, this gull winged wonder was deemed a winner from the outset. The Navy was so confident in the Corsair that rival companies Brewster and Goodyear were made alternate contractors for the initial order of 584 aircraft. With a top speed of 415mph and a rate of climb of 3,120 feet per minute, the Corsair was the fastest plane in the world at the time. Unacceptable aircraft carrier landing performance however, caused the F4U-1 to become a land-based fighter with the U.S. Marine Corps at the beginning of its career.

In November 1941, the U.S. Navy requested Vought to produce a radar-equipped version of the F4U-1; however, they were too occupied with production to accomplish the request. The task was turned over to the Naval Aircraft Factory which produced 32 of the 34 F4U-2 Corsairs made. Obvious changes were adding a radar dome to the outboard .50 caliber machine gun to offset the radar domes weight, plus flame dampeners installed on the six exhaust stacks. These F4U-2 night fighting Corsairs became the pioneers in developing the technology that led to U.S. night fighting tactics employed throughout WWII.

 

Recommended Tamiya paints:

  • AS-19 - 100ml intermediate Blue (USN)
  • AS-20 - 100ml Insignia White (USN)
  • AS-8 - 100ml Navy Blue (US NAVY)
  • X-10 - 10ml Gun Metal
  • X-11 - 10ml Chrome Silver
  • X-4 - 10ml Blue
  • X-7 - 10ml Red
  • X-8 - 10ml Lemon Yellow
  • XF-1 - 10ml Flat Black
  • XF-15 - 10ml Flat Flesh
  • XF-18 - 10ml Medium Blue
  • XF-19 - 10ml Sky Grey
  • XF-2 - 10ml Flat White
  • XF-55 - 10ml Deck Tan
  • XF-57 - 10ml Buff
  • XF-58 - 10ml Olive Green
  • XF-64 - 10ml Red Brown
 

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