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Smithsonian Series 1:72 U.S. F4U-1D Corsair-Sun Setter Model Airplane

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Smithsonian Series 1:72 U.S. F4U-1D Corsair-Sun Setter Model Airplane
Wheels-2-Wings is a new brand produced by Unimax, the makers of Forces of Valor. Wheels-2-Wings brings you highly detailed recreations of iconic machines found in world-class collections from around the world. Our first series features planes found in The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The United States Navy donated an F4U-1D to the National Air and Space Museum in September 1960. Vought delivered this Corsair, Bureau of Aeronautics serial number 50375, to the Navy on April 26, 1944 . By October, pilots of VF-10 were flying it but in November, the airplane was transferred to VF-89 at Naval Air Station Atlantic City. During February 1945, the Navy withdrew the airplane from active service and transferred it to a pool of surplus aircraft stored at Quantico, Virginia. In 1980, NASM craftsmen restored the F4U-1D in the colors and markings of a Corsair named Sun Setter, a fighter assigned to Marine Fighter Squadron VMF-114 when that unit served aboard the USS Essex in July 1944. The Wheels-2-Wings model of the Smithsonian display is museum quality die cast and plastic in 1:72nd scale. Wheels-2-Wings 1:72 scale F4U-1D Corsair Sun Setter is constructed almost entirely from diecast metal. The solid metal wing includes detailed vents and machine gun ports. The prop turns. The landing gear wheel wells and the tail wheel assembly are also highly detailed. The model can be displayed on the included stand with the landing gear up or on the runway with the included landed gear in place. The pilot figure is clearly visible through the clear canopy. Includes removable weapon system. For ages 14 years old and up.
  • U.S. F4U-1D Corsair-Sun Setter Model Airplane
  • 1:72 Scale
  • Made from die cast metal and plastic
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details
  • Markings and placards that won't fade or peel
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear
  • Stand to display the aircraft in flight
  • Detailed pilot
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads
  • For ages 14 years and up
  • Made in China

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