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F4U Corsair, Maj. Boyington VMF-214 - Hobby Master HA8222

F4U Corsair, Maj. Boyington VMF-214 - Hobby Master HA8222 - click to enlarge
F4U Corsair, Maj. Boyington VMF-214 - Hobby Master HA8222 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA8222
Availability: In Stock


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

Vought F4U-1A Corsair – #915, Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, VMF-214 "Black Sheep", USMC, January 3, 1944, “Major Boyington’s last mission”

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

Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide

VMF-214 squadron was led by Greg “Pappy” Boyington and because it was comprised of pilots gathered from other squadrons it became known as the “Black Sheep”. Boyington and his pilots earned a reputation as being unconventional on the ground and in the air. On January 3, 1944 as part of a 46 aircraft sortie the “Black Sheep” headed for a fighter sweep of Rabaul with Greg Boyington in command. Boyington shot down a Japanese Zero but his F4U was also shot down and he became a POW until September 1945.

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

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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