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.
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This is a Giant 3/4" Scale Balsa F4U-4 Corsair
Review by Captain I. on 15 Dec 2014review stating This is a Giant 3/4&quot; Scale Balsa F4U-4 Corsair
Product 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. Drop-able bomb. Folding wings. Retractable landing gear. Sliding canopy. Simulated engine. Scale combat pilot figure. Extremely detailed instructions on various sheets in kit. Product Specifications Scale: 3/4" Wingspan: 30-3/4" (78.10cm) Guillows Product Number: 1004 What's Included 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.
Requirements & Suggestions Assembly Workboard Pins Cement Single Edge Razor Blades Hobby Knife Wax Paper Common Pins Fine Sandpaper Dope Brushes See Instruction Manual for Other Requirements
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