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F4U Corsair Model, USN Ira Kepford - Forces of Valor 812020A

F4U Corsair Model, USN Ira Kepford - Forces of Valor 812020A - click to enlarge
F4U Corsair Model, USN Ira Kepford - Forces of Valor 812020A - click to enlarge

Item No. FV-812020A
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Forces of Valor Die-cast Model

Vought F4U Corsair – "White 29", Lt. Ira Kepford, VF-17 “Jolly Rogers,” U.S. Navy, 1944

1:72 Scale.  Length: 5".  Wingspan: 6.5"

During the 76 days Ira Cassius Kepford spent with USN VF-17 “Jolly Rogers” he shot down 16 enemy aircraft. His first F4U was BuNo. 17684 “White 29” and served him well during his first 13 kills. On January 30, 1944 15 Corsairs from VF-17 were escorting TBFs on a raid on Rabaul and encountered about 25 Japanese Zekes along with Tonys and Zeros. Several Japanese fighters were destroyed with the loss of several Corsairs. Kepford claimed one Zeke and one Tony but “17684” was damaged and ground looped on landing destroying the aircraft.

The Vought F4U Corsair was a carrier-capable fighter aircraft used during World War II and the Korean War. First flown on May 29, 1940, the F4U entered operational service in 1942. It paired a lightweight fuselage with a powerful engine and a large propeller. In addition to its use by the United States and Great Britain, the F4U was also used by New Zealand, France, and other air forces (some until the 1960s) following the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in United Stated history (1942-53). A total of 12,571 Corsairs were manufactured in 16 variants.

Forces of Valor produces a wide variety of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail. They are manufactured using diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a F4U Corsair features:

  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antenna
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with F4U Corsair artwork

  • Category: Forces of Valor

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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