F4U-1A Corsair – ‘Mary’

F4U-1A Corsair – 1:72 Scale Tamiya

Model by Yang Yu-Pei


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A brief history

F4U-1A Corsair

Seeing service in WW2, and then later in the Korean War, the Vought F4U Corsair is an American fighter aircraft. Due to overwhelming demand for the aircraft, it was manufactured by two different companies, Goodyear (designated FG) and Brewster (F3A). 12571 Corsairs in total were produced in 16 different models. The Corsair saw the longest production run of any piston engined fighter in U.S. History. (1942-52)

The Corsair mainly saw action as a land based fighter used by the U.S. Marines, however would also be used by the U.S. Navy. The fighter was also used by the British, the Royal New Zealand Air Force and the French Navy.

Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II, and the U.S. Navy counted an 11:1 kill ratio with the F4U Corsair.


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