Vought F4U Corsair – White 3, Frederick Streig, US Navy (RARE)
F4U Corsair – White 3, Frederick Streig, US Navy (RARE)
1 in stock
1 in stock
Corgi Aviation Archive Legends 1/72 scale AA33007: Vought F4U Corsair in the superb markings of “White 3”, as flown by ace pilot Lieutenant Frederick Streig. The legends model series are complete with fixed undercarriage on a diorama base in a plastic blister. Displays superbly, has to be seen to be appreciated. Very few of this model have been made and it is now a very hard to find item. Plastic blister may have a little crush damage but model is new.
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.