, ,

Vought F4U Corsair – White 86 Lucybelle VMF-214, Pappy Boyington (Displayed)


Out of stock

£13.99 £29.99

Out of stock

Matchbox Collectibles 1/72 scale diecast Platinum Edition: Vought F4U Corsair White 86 Lucybelle of VMF-214 Black Sheep, “”, Pappy Boyington, USMC Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, December 1943. Finished in accurate looking battle scarred paintwork with fixed raised undercarriage on a display stand and collectors leaflet.
PLEASE NOTE: Model was displayed briefly in a shop cabinet and the stand base and upright have been glued and separated. Does not show with model on display.

Length 5.5 inches Wingspan 6.75 inches

One of the most colourful and well known aces of the Marine Corps., Major Gregory ‘Pappy’ Boyington was founder and commanding officer of VMF-214, the Black Sheep Squadron. Following a spell flying with the American Volunteer Group in China, Boyington returned to the United States where he secured command of VMF-222. In early 1943 he was commissioned to form a new squadron and VMF-214 was born and located in the Solomon Islands. He was awarded the Medal of Honour and the Navy Cross.

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.

Sold By : Plane Store SKU: 92099 Categories: , ,
Weight 1.2 kg