Nicknamed the “Sweetheart of Okinawa” by the U.S. Marines and “Whistling Death” by the Japanese, the Corsair performed effectively in two years- the Pacific con ...Read more
Nicknamed the “Sweetheart of Okinawa” by the U.S. Marines and “Whistling Death” by the Japanese, the Corsair performed effectively in two years- the Pacific conflict of World War 2 and the Korean engagement of the early 1950’s. The first production Corsair flew on June 25, 1942 at a time when the Japanese offensive seemed irresistible. It was not until late that year, with the delivery of the first Corsair squadrons into the hands of the U.S. Marines on Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands, that the tide of air combat was permanently turned in favor of the Allied Forces. To the British Navy in the early 1944 goes credit for introducing the Corsair to carrier service. Nine months later, the U.S. Navy cleared the way for the Corsair to become the mainstay of its mighty carrier fleet.
This is a Giant 3/4" Scale Balsa F4U-4 Corsair Flying Model Kit from Guillow's.
For Experienced Modelers.
FEATURES: A balsa skeleton framework is assembled and covered with a tissue and dope finish.
Designed to be flown rubber powered, .049 free flight or .09 control line.
The fuselage is roomy enough to accept simple R/C equipment (with a .049-.07 engine) but instructions and diagrams for this are not included.
Makes a magnificent display piece if built as a non-flying model.
Retractable tail wheel.
Retractable landing gear.
Scale combat pilot figure.
Extremely detailed instructions on various sheets in kit.
INCLUDES: Two complete sets of decals (U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines); scale WWII plastic wheels; plastic nose cowl; propeller hub and spinner; exhaust ports; wing air scoops; two bombs with pylons; landing gear struts; tail wheel structure; dowels for wing rockets; clear bubble canopy; two-color cockpit interior layout; wide-blade wooden prop; 6' rubber thread; light silkspan; diecut balsa parts; clay for balancing model; reinforced wire landing gear; generous quantities of strip stock; plywood firewall; tip guide; bellcrank case and control line handle; pushrod wire; bellcrank; elevator horn; hinge material; nylon flying line; stock for all balsa tail surfaces.
Single Edge Razor Blades
SPECS: Scale: 3/4"
Wingspan: 30-3/4" (78.10cm)
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