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F4U Corsair Model, USMC, Lt. Dean Caswell - Hobby Master HA8212B


F4U Corsair Model, USMC, Lt. Dean Caswell - Hobby Master HA8212B - click to enlarge
F4U Corsair Model, USMC, Lt. Dean Caswell - Hobby Master HA8212B - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA8212B
$79.95
Availability: Sold Out


Description

Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

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

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



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-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 a F4U-1 Corsair features:

  • Slide open canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable 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


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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