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F4U Corsair Model, U.S. Navy, VF-17 - Hobby Master HA8221

F4U Corsair Model, U.S. Navy, VF-17 - Hobby Master HA8221 - click to enlarge
F4U Corsair Model, U.S. Navy, VF-17 - Hobby Master HA8221 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA8221
Regular Price: $107.95
Sale Price: $85.95
Availability: In Stock


Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Die-cast Model

Vought F4U-1 Corsair – 17-F-13, VF-17 "Jolly Rogers", USS Bunker Hill, U.S. Navy, World War II

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

Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide

The US Navy received the first F4U-1 on July 31, 1942. Immediately there were a few problems observed, the Bird Cage canopy restricted the pilot’s visibility; the aircraft would bounce when landing and could cause the arrestor hook to miss the cable and the long nose greatly reduced forward visibility for carrier deck maneuvering. The long nose earned the Corsair the nicknames ‘Hose Nose’, ‘Hog’ and ‘Bent Wing Widow Maker’. The decision was made to assign the Corsair to the land based Marines and two U.S. Navy squadrons: VF-12 and later VF-17 keeping them.

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 is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F4U Corsair features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Folding wings
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with F4U Corsair artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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