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February 24th 2019
CAF Museum
455 Aviation Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93010

TAM60324 Vought F4U-1 "Birdcage" Corsair


MSRP: $199.99
Price: $159.99
You Save: $40.00 (20 %)
Item Number: TAM60324
Manufacturer: Tamiya
Manufacturer Part No: 60324

The F4U-1 Corsair was a truly unique aircraft, with a powerful 2,000hp engine and a massive 4m propeller, not to mention the highly characteristic inverted gull-wings. In October of 1940, it was the first American fighter to achieve a speed of 400mph (around 640kph). Initial production models of the aircraft featured a striking canopy called the "Birdcage". The aircraft took part in operations from February 1943, and with its powerful 12.7mm machine guns proved to be a formidable opponent for the Japanese Zero Fighters.

In order to capture the aircraft as accurately as possible, Tamiya designers not only inspected, measured and examined the real aircraft at five different museums across North America, they were also given access to Northrop-Grumman's blueprints. The result is a highly detailed and precise 1/32 scale model of the F4U-1 Corsair.

  • Scale : 1/32
  • Photo-etch parts : Included
  • Decals : Included
  • Special features: Main landing gears can be depicted in raised or retracted position.
  • Armament includes Mk. XLI bomb rack.
  • Comes with 2 figures to depict pilot in seated or standing position.
  • Synthetic rubber tires feature authentic tread patterns.
  • 3 sets of markings, painting guide and masking sticker to cover "birdcage" canopy.
  • Comes with stand to depict the aircraft in airborne state.
  • 12-page commemorative booklet included
  • 2-piece engine cowl is removable even after completion
  • Includes parts to construct canopy in open or closed position.
  • Comes with 2 sets of rear fuselage parts to recreate initial or late production aircraft.
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