Academy 1/72 F4U-1 Corsair 12457



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This is a 1/72 Plastic F4U-1 Corsair Model Kit from Academy Plastics. 12457

The F4U was designed in 1938 to meet the U.S. Navy’s need for a
high-speed carrier-based fighter. The governing principle behind the design
of this plane was to place the largest possible engine in the smallest frame.
This changed the possible landing gear configurations and ultimately
resulted in the introduction of the inverted gullwing. While the plane proved
to be unsuitable for carrier operation, it was used extensively in a
land-based role.



Plastic pieces attached to sprues and molded in light blue.

The surface of the plane is decorated with fully engraved panel
lines and rivet detail.

Highly detailed cockpit interior includes a seat and controls.

Authentic engine assembly with propeller.

Modelers have the option of attaching an assortment of bombs and an
external fuel cell to the fuselage.

Clear plastic canopy allows close inspection of cockpit.

Detailed pictorial instructions guide you through assembly.


: One Decal Sheet with Markings for Two Aircraft:

1: F4U-1A, VF-17 Squadron C.O., Cdr. Tommy Blackburn, Late 1943

2: VMF-212, Capt. P.C. Delong, 1945

Airframe Colors:

1: Flat Navy Blue, Medium Blue, Flat White

2: Gloss Navy Blue

Detail Colors:

White, Black, Yellow, Silver, Metallic Gray, Clear Red, Clear
Blue, Clear Yellow


INCLUDES: One 1/72 Plastic F4U-1 Corsair Model Kit







Sprue Cutter

Modeling Knife

File or Emery Board



Water for Decals

Glue Tips or Toothpicks



Scale: 1/72

Length: 5" (12.6cm) (approximately)

Width: 6-3/4" (17.1cm) (approximately)

Height: 2" (5cm) (approximately)


Additional information

Weight 0.16 kg
Dimensions 10.00 × 10.00 × 10.00 cm