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F4U-4 Corsair Model, USN, VF-32 - Hobby Master HA8224

F4U-4 Corsair Model, USN, VF-32 - Hobby Master HA8224 - click to enlarge
F4U-4 Corsair Model, USN, VF-32 - Hobby Master HA8224 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA8224
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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Die-cast Model

Vought F4U-4 Corsair – White 205, LTJG Thomas (Lou) Hudner, VF-32, USS Leyte, U.S. Navy, December 4, 1950, "Medal of Honor"

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

Limited production of approximately 750 models worldwide

On December 4, 1950 LTJG Thomas “Lou” Hudner, flying a F4U-4 Corsair, and 5 other corsairs from VF-32 departed the USS Leyte to help USMC troops trapped at Chosin Reservoir. When they arrived the enemy had gone but Ensign Jesse L. Brown’s Corsair had a fuel leak caused by small arms fire. He crash landed but he was trapped with a flaming engine. In an attempt to help Brown, Hudner crash landed his White 205 but in vein, Brown died on the scene. Hudner was rescued and two days later both planes and Brown were consumed by napalm.

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 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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