AA33008 Vought F4U CorsairUSMC VMF-214 Black Sheep 1/72
Product ID : AA33008
Manufacturer: Corgi U.S. Propeller Fighters
Weight: 2.00 lbs
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AA33008 Vought F4U Corsair Diecast Model USMC VMF-214 Black Sheep, "Marine's Dream", Edwin Olander, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, October 1943. L=5.5", W=6.75" Limited Edition 4500 Pieces Worldwide 1:72 Scale. Edwin Olander shot down a Zero on 17th October 1943 during a sweep to Kahili in Marine's Dream as depicted here. His other kills were one Zero and a probable on 10th October 1943 whilst flying BuNo 02309, one Zero and a probable 18th October (again in Marine's Dream), one Zero on 28th December whilst flying BuNo 17875 and a Zero and a probable on 30th December whilst flying BuNo 17792. His final score was five confirmed and four probables, all Zeroes and from mid-September to December 1943 whilst with VMF-214. White 576 had a field applied three tone scheme and utilises the last three digits of the BuNo (02576) as the aircraft number. The national insignia has also been field modified with the addition of white bars with no blue surround. It was damaged beyond repair in December 1943 following an accident at Torokina. Corgi's 1:72 scale Corsair series includes the early "bird cage" canopy variants and the mid- and late-war variants, which had a taller and wider clear-view canopy with only two frames. This model is made almost entirely of diecast metal with only the smallest amount of plastic used in its construction. The solid metal wing features oil cooler vents, machine gun ports on the leading edge and a pair of removable external fuel tanks mounted below. The all-metal horizontal stabilizers and rudder feature simulated fabric stretched control surfaces. The landing gear is robust in design and installs quickly and easily for ground display.