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  USMC Chance-Vought F4U-1 Corsair Fighter - VMF-215, "Spirit of 76," Munda, Solomons, August 1943 (1:48 Scale)
USMC Chance-Vought F4U-1 Corsair Fighter - VMF-215, "Spirit of 76," Munda, Solomons, August 1943

Hobby Master USMC Chance-Vought F4U-1 Corsair Fighter - VMF-215, "Spirit of 76," Munda, Solomons, August 1943




 
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Hobby Master HA8211 USMC Chance-Vought F4U-1 Corsair Fighter - VMF-215, "Spirit of 76," Munda, Solomons, August 1943 (1:48 Scale) "Why should we have a navy at all? There are no enemies for it to fight except apparently the Army Air Force."
- General Carl Spaatz, Commander of the US 8th Army Air Force, after WWII

Its gull-wing shape made it instantly recognizable. Its characteristic sound while in an attack dive led the Japanese to call it "The Whistling Death." Combined with its high speed, agility and toughness, the Vought F4U Corsair was one of the finest fighters ever built. Originally thought to be too powerful to fly from a carrier, the Corsair weaved a path of destruction in battle after battle during WWII, totally outclassing the much-feared Zero. The last of the great piston-engine fighters, the Corsair went on to become an important component of the US naval air power during the Korean War. Even while it was being replaced by jet aircraft, pilots flying this tough warbird were credited with downing a few MiG-15 jet fighters.

Pictured here is a 1:48 scale replica of a USMC Chance-Vought F4U-1 Corsair Fighter that was attached to VMF-215, "Spirit of 76," then deployed to Munda, in the Solomons Islands, during August 1943. Back Order! Ship Date: November 2014.

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 10 inches
Length: 8-1/4 inches

Release Date: August 2014

Historical Account: "The Fighting Corsairs" - Marine Fighting Squadron 215 (VMF-215) was a fighter squadron of the United States Marine Corps that was activated and fought during World War II. Known as "The Fighting Corsairs", they fought in many areas of the Pacific War, including the Battle of Bougainville. During their four-and-a-half month tour, the squadron was credited with shooting down 137 enemy aircraft, fourth most in Marine Corps aviation history.

Following the surrender of Japan, the squadron was deactivated on November 13th, 1946. The squadron was reactivated in the Marine Forces Reserve and was based out of Naval Air Station Olathe, Kansas until its deactivation on January 30th, 1970.

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Spinning propeller
  • Removable landing gear
  • Interchangeable wings to display the model in a folded or unfolded wings configuration
  • Accurate insignia and markings
  • Comes in a flaps down configuration
  • Comes with display stand

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