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USMC Chance-Vought F4U-1A Corsair Fighter - Major Greg Boyington, VMF-214 "Black Sheep", Torokina Airfield, Bougainville, January 3rd, 1944

Hobby Master USMC Chance-Vought F4U-1A Corsair Fighter - Major Greg Boyington, VMF-214 "Black Sheep", Torokina Airfield, Bougainville, January 3rd, 1944




 
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Hobby Master HA8222 USMC Chance-Vought F4U-1A Corsair Fighter - Major Greg Boyington, VMF-214 "Black Sheep", Torokina Airfield, Bougainville, January 3rd, 1944 (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-1A Corsair fighter that was flown by legendary ace Major Greg Boyingotn then flying his last mission with VMF-214 "Black Sheep"on January 3rd, 1944. Pre-order! Ship Date: February 2022.

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

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Historical Account: "Captive Audience" - On January 3rd, 1944, Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington tied World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker's record of 26 enemy planes destroyed, before he was shot down. On that mission, 48 American fighters, including four planes from the Black Sheep Squadron, were sent on a sweep over Rabaul. Boyington was tactical commander of the flight and arrived over the target at 8:00 AM. He was seen to shoot down his 26th plane, but he then became mixed in the general melee of dogfighting planes and was not seen or heard from during the battle, nor did he return with his squadron. Boyington's wingman, Captain George Ashmun, was killed in action. In later years, Masajiro "Mike" Kawato claimed to have been the pilot who shot down Boyington. He described the combat in two books and numerous public appearances (often with Boyington), but this claim was eventually "disproven," though Kawato repeated his story until his death. Kawato was present during the action in which Boyington was shot down, as one of 70 Japanese fighters which engaged about 30 American fighters.

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Spinning propeller
  • Interchangeable landing gear
  • Interchangeable wings to display the model in a folded or unfolded wings configuration
  • Accurate insignia and markings
  • Opening canopy
  • Cones with seated pilot figure
  • Comes with display stand

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