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F4U Corsair Model (Signed), USMC, Lt. Caswell - Hobby Master HA8212A

F4U Corsair Model (Signed), USMC, Lt. Caswell - Hobby Master HA8212A - click to enlarge
F4U Corsair Model (Signed), USMC, Lt. Caswell - Hobby Master HA8212A - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA8212A
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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Vought F4U-1D Corsair No. 183, 1st Lt. Dean Caswell, VMF-221, U.S. Marine Corps, USS Bunker Hill, 1945

1:48 Scale.  Length: 8".  Wingspan: 9.25"

Includes a metal plate on the stand signed by the pilot, Dean Caswell

Limited Edition of only 500 Models Worldwide

On April 28, 1945 a six-aircraft F4U Corsair flight from VMF-221, attached to the U.S.S. Bunker Hill (CV-17), was operating in the vicinity of Okinawa when they intercepted approximately thirty Japanese aircraft. The Japanese were trying to stop the U.S. landing on Okinawa. 2nd Lt. Dean Caswell and the other Corsair pilots immediately attacked. During the aerial battle Caswell shot down three enemy aircraft and one probable; this action turned back the Japanese. In his short time aboard the USS Bunker Hill, Caswell flew over 100 combat missions, had seven confirmed aerial victories, destroyed 25-30 planes on the ground and never received a single bullet hole in his Corsair. Among the decorations he received was the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross with three Gold Stars and the Air Medal with five Gold Stars. Caswell also completed two tours of duty during the Korean War and served in Vietnam.

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.

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 a F4U-1D Corsair features:

  • Die-cast metal body
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Slide open canopy
  • Detailed cockpit
  • Removable pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Folding wings
  • Rotating propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft

    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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