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Tamiya 1/72 Vought F4U-1D Corsair


Tamiya 1/72 Vought F4U-1D Corsair

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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. With the F4U-1A, the cockpit was raised about seven inches, the framed canopy was replaced with a semi-bubble design canopy and a taller tail wheel strut was fitted.

With the F4U-1D, a frameless clear vision canopy was introduced. The F4U-1D also had two pylons under the center wing section that could carry bombs up to 1,000 pounds. 5 inch rockets could also be carried under each wing.

Aprroximately 3,700 F4U-1D's were produced.

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