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Tamiya Aircraft 1/72 F4U1A Corsair Aircraft Kit

Tamiya Aircraft 1/72 F4U1A Corsair Aircraft Kit

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Introduced into service in 1942, the Vought F4U-1 featured inverted gull wings and a massive 2,000hp engine spinning the largest propeller mounted on a fighter at the time. While the fighter's performance and toughness was quite impressive, deficiencies such as inadequate forward visibility, restricted all-round visibility due to the early frame-like canopy, and the tendency for the left and right wings to stall at different speeds led to various improvements being added throughout production, eventually resulting in the F4U-1A version. These improvements included a longer tail wheel leg for better forward visibility, a new canopy for better all-round visibility, and an almost unnoticeable 15cm "stall strip" fixed to the leading edge of the right wing to ensure both wings would stall at the same speed.
  • Kit depicts a final F4U-1A Corsair production version with all improvements or versions at different stages of the improvement process.
  • Parts for 1000lb. bomb, external fuel tank, two types of propellers, and two types of tailwheel are included to provide many modelling possibilities
  • High quality decals for 3 different sets of markings

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