Designed around the new Pratt & Whitney 2,000HP radial engine and tuning the largest propeller ever attached to a fighter plane, the Vought F4U Corsair became a legend in its own time. The F4U-1 was the first production version of the Corsair. It had an inverted gull wing and a production version of the Corsair. It had an inverted gull wing and a framed canopy with a flat top. However may problems were found soon. For example, the port wing stall often gave the Corsair unstable landing. Anther problem was poor visibility because of its long nose and framed canopy. Therefore F4U-1A: the cockpit was raised about seven inches, the framed canopy was replaced with a semi-bubble design canopy, and the taller tail wheel strut was equipped; was introduced. F4U-1D with clear vision canopy on frameless was introduced later for more visibility. Also the F4U-1D had two pylons under the center wing section that could carry the bombs up to 1,000 ponds and the napalm. Furthermore 5 inch rockets could be carried under each wing. Therefore in1944, the F4U-1D was formally deployed as the first carrier based aircraft of Corsair series. Beginning by placing the F4U-1D as Marine squadrons VMF-124 and VMF-213 aboard the ESSEX on the way to the Phillippines, the F4U-1D was used for attacking Japan as the first operation from U.S. Navy in 1945. About 3,700 amounts of F4U-1D were produced, then it held an established position from U.S. Navy because of its ability and reliance.
Tamiya Proudly Presents: The Lockheed® P-38®F/G Lightning® in 1/48 scale! It is without question that the P-38 is a unique fighter from World War II and it’s been one of our most requested subjects to be made. Thanks to our extensive research and ever-evolving mold making techniques, Tamiya’s designers have gone to great lengths to achieve the best fitting and most accurate P-38 Lightning F/G model assembly kit to date. We are sure this kit will adorn modelers collections and be the topic of discussion in the various model contests across the globe for the foreseeable future!
1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit. Fuselage length: 240mm, wingspan: 330mm.
P-38F and P-38G variants can be built.
The model creates a parked aircraft when assembled and complete.
Features accurate depictions of early P-38 features such as slimline engine cowlings, intercoolers in leading edges, plus the curved canopy front.
Weights are included in the kit to ensure correct balance of the model when displayed.
The canopy can be assembled open or closed. When closed, it is a 1-part slide-molded piece with dedicated F and G variant parts. The hatch is shown open sideways on the P-38F, and vertically on the P-38G.
A detailed cockpit features the wheel-type controls, radio, throttle box and more.
Comes with parts to recreate two each of 150- and 300-gallon drop tanks.
Includes two marking options: “White 147” P-38G which took part in the interception of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto in April 1943 and “White 33” P-38F.
Mirror stickers are included to recreate cockpit mirror and engine cowling interior surface sections.
Comes with canopy masking stickers and a full-color painting guide.
Our Price: $71.99
1:72 SCALE MARTIN MARINER PBM5/5A Description:
This is the 1:72 Scale PBM-5A Mariner Plastic Model Kit from Minicraft.
Shipping cost will vary by dimensions or weight please call or email for shipping quotes.
REVELL 1:200 SCALE SPACE SHUTTLE SNAP Description:
This is the 1:200 Scale Space Shuttle Plastic Model Kit from the Revell® Snap-Tite Series.
Molded in white and black (underside is white and must be painted black to look like the photo on the box)
Easy snap assembly
Includes payload modules
Cargo bay doors open
Peal 'n stick decals
Illustrated assembly guide