The Chance-Vought F4U Corsair is an American fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought’s manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster. The Corsair was designed as a carrier based aircraft but its difficult carrier landing performance rendered it unsuitable for navy use until the carrier landing issues were overcome by the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm. The Corsair saw it’s greatest deployment as a land based aircraft used by the U.S. Marines. After the carrier landing issues had been tackled it quickly became the most capable carrier based fighter-bomber of World War II. The Corsair served almost exclusively as a fighter-bomber throughout the Korean War and during the French colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria.
Part of the Brian Taylor Scale Plans collection, this 1:6 scale ‘gull-winged’ fighter came 3rd in the 1995 British F4C Nationals. The model is of conventional all wood construction and moulded accessories are available, along with a laser cut wood pack. This aeroplane is designed to be powered by two-stroke or four-stroke engines, but experienced modellers should be able to convert it to electric power (details not supplied, so please send us information if you make a successful EP version!) It is not suitable for beginners, either to plan building or model flying.
Plan MW3338 Wood Pack WP3338 Canopy CA3338CY Dom Nut CD3338SP Cowl CF3338CL Wing Crank Fairing CF3338FG