Gift for airplane enthusiast
The Metal Earth model F4-U CORSAIR is a 3-dimensional puzzle that will amuse young and old and decorate a bedroom or an office.
Metal Earth model to be assembled F4-U CORSAIR
CORSAIR is a fighter and bombing aircraft created during World War II. It is an on-board aircraft, that is to say it can operate from aircraft carriers. This warbird will be used until 1968 and will participate in all conflicts involving the United States.
He distinguished himself in particular during the Second World War, mainly in the Pacific. It is used there by the US NAVY and the US MARINE CORPS.
Its W-shaped wing is immediately recognizable. It was simple to build, to integrate the joints necessary for the folding of the wings on the aircraft carrier. In addition, it generated little drag for good lift. On the other hand, a high approach speed made the use of flaps essential. However, its use on an aircraft carrier was complicated, so much so that the Navy preferred to use it from bases on the Pacific Islands.
This device is very popular among aviation enthusiasts but also among the general public. This is due to the success of the “burnt heads” series (original title Ba-ba Black Sheep: black sheep) which features Greg “Pappy” Boyington’s squadron and its pilots. Based on the island of Bella a Cava, this name is actually coined for. series !
The assembly of the model:
Metal Earth models are made from high quality thin sheets of steel. Each model features amazing detail with parts cut from one or more sheets of steel. Easy to follow instructions are included with each kit and no gluing is required. Simply cut the pieces and bend the tabs through the corresponding connection points. The instructions are simple and clear.
The new METAL EARTH collection allows without glue or paint to exhibit an original plane!
Level of difficulty of the metal earth F4-U CORSAIR model: Moderate