Vought F4U-1A Corsair – VF-17, Ira Kepford, US Navy
F4U-1A Corsair – VF-17, Ira Kepford, US Navy. LE Dam Box
1 in stock
1 in stock
Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale AA33002: Vought F4U-1A Corsair in the superb markings of “White 29” of the VF-17, as flown by ace pilot Ira C Kepford. Limited edition. Displays superbly, has to be seen to be appreciated. Now very hard to find.
Box is not perfect with the odd scuff, score line or crease, but otherwise OK.
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.