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1:72 Model Vought F4U-1A Corsair US Navy WW2 Scale Diecast Metal Plane IXO

Brand new model, it comes packaged in protective sandwich style plastic for protection.

It features a die cast metal body with plastic detail, and has a stand for display. These pictures are our own which show the detail of the undercarriage plus aerials etc. Gtpreat value little model which comes fully painted as seen,

This superb model is limited stock model and is becoming increasingly hard to get hold of. We only have a small number of this collectors item and they are no longer in production! A quality very detailed diecast model.

This model represents US Navy squadron VF-17 which was land based in the Solomon Islands 1943-1944

Wikipedia summary below:

Blackburn wanted a squadron insignia that had a piratical theme to it to match the F4U's Corsair designation; hence the skull and crossbones were chosen. The original design was developed by Harry Hollmeyer who became an ace pilot. The squadron helped during the development of the F4U Corsair resulting in some design changes, resulting in the F4U-1A. Unfortunately, the Navy still deemed the Corsair unfit for carrier service and instead of joining USS Bunker Hill, VF-17 became a land-based squadron in the Solomon Islands during most of its deployment to the South Pacific. On 8 November 1943, the squadron executive office Roger Hedrick, led a flight which intercepted 39 Japanese fighters over Bougainville. As the Japanese fighters fled back to their base, VF-17 was responsible for downing 3 fighters and damaging 4 others. Though outnumbered, the squadron survived the encounter with no losses. This action was typical of the squadron's land-based service in the Solomon Islands in 1943 and 1944, when it went up against the cream of Imperial Japanese Navy pilots then based at Rabaul.

In its two tours of duty in the Solomon Islands, VF-17 had 152 aerial victories and produced 11 aces. VF-17 finished its combat tour on 10 May 1944

Produced as part of a collection by Deagostini which was never available by general retail.

Approx dimensions 120mm (4.5inches) long x 150mm (6 inches) wide.


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