Vought Corsair Mk1V – 1850 Squadron RN, HMS Vengeance 1945
Corsair Mk1V – 1850 Squadron RN, HMS Vengeance (2,700)
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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale AA33006: Corsair Mk1V in markings of KD345 of 1850 Squadron Royal Navy as based on the carrier HMS Vengeance in August 1945. Limited edition of only 2,700. Displays superbly, has to be seen to be appreciated. Now a sought after model as the real thing is flying at Duxford!!
Length 5.5 inches Wingspan 6.75 inches
Designed to meet a US Navy requirement for a single-seat carrier based fighter, the F4U was first flown on May 29th, 1940. This versatile aircraft saw service with both the Navy and Marine Corps in WW II and in the Korean War. During its lifetime, the Corsair underwent numerous improvements such as a lengthened fuselage, a high visibility bubble-top canopy and folding inverted gull wings that provided clearance for a large propeller. Its performance advantage, 400 mph capability, the ability to withstand punishment and six .50 Browning machine guns made the F4U a devastating weapon against aircraft, ground targets and ships.