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F4U-1D Corsair Model, US Navy, Roger Hedrick - Corgi US61005

F4U-1D Corsair Model, US Navy, Roger Hedrick - Corgi US61005 - click to enlarge
F4U-1D Corsair Model, US Navy, Roger Hedrick - Corgi US61005 - click to enlarge

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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

Vought F4U-1D Corsair - Lt. Cmdr. Roger Hedrick, VF-84, USS Bunker Hill, U.S. Navy, 1945

1:72 Scale.  Length: 5.5.  Wingspan: 6.75

Includes carrier deck diorama base and four deck crew figures

Limited Edition of 1430 Models Worldwide

Executive Officer of legendary VF-17 "Jolly Rogers" in 1943-44, with whom he claimed nine kills over Bougainville, Roger Hedrick led VF-84 on its fateful combat cruise aboard the USS Bunker Hill from 1944-45. He claimed three kills in this Corsair on February 25, 1945 over the Japanese islands, taking his final score to 12.

First flown in May 1940, the F4U Corsair was a carrier-capable fighter aircraft that saw service during World War II and Korean War. It paired a lightweight fuselage with a powerful engine and a large propeller. The Corsair was operated by some nations air forces until the 1960s following the longest production run of a piston-engine fighter in U.S. history. 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured by Vought, in 16 separate models.

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F4U Corsair by Corgi features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotating propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Carrier deck display base
  • Carrier deck crew figures
  • Numbered collector card

  • Category: Corgi 1:72 U.S. Military Aircraft Models

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