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F4U Corsair Model, USMC, VMF-312, Lt. Chance - Hobby Master HA8208

F4U Corsair Model, USMC, VMF-312, Lt. Chance - Hobby Master HA8208 - click to enlarge
F4U Corsair Model, USMC, VMF-312, Lt. Chance - Hobby Master HA8208 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA8208
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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Vought F4U-1D Corsair – “White 530”, Lt. Merritt Chance, VMF-312, USMC, Okinawa, April - June, 1945

1:48 Scale.  Length: 8.25".  Wingspan: 10.25"

On April 6, 1945, U.S. ground forces began preparing Kadena airstrip on Okinawa for the arrival of Corsairs from VMF-312 (Day’s Knights later known as the Checkerboards) that were due to arrive three days later. On April 12, 1945 the unit made their initial contact with the enemy. On May 6, 1945, during an attack near Okinawa’s capital Naha, four Corsairs from VMF-312 were lost to enemy anti-aircraft fire. Lt. Merritt Chance and another pilot survived the ditching of their Corsairs while two other pilots weren’t as fortunate.

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-engined fighter in U.S. history. 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured by Vought, in 16 separate models.

Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F4U Corsair features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Folding wings
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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