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33012 Corgi   F4U Corsair - MA-312 Checkerboards, Folmar, Korea 1952 £
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  Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale AA33012: Vought F4U Corsair MA-312 Checkerboards, US Marines as flown by Jesse Folmar, Korea, September 1952. Limited edition of 2080 pieces.

While aboard the USS Bataan in 1952 the Checkerboards (VMA­312) would again make history. VMA-312 pilot Capt. Jesse G. Folmar became the first American to shoot down a jet fighter with a propeller-driven aircraft. Folmar was able to down one of a pair of MiG-15s which attacked him and his wingman on 10th September 1952 but was himself shot down when attacked by four more MiGs. His F4U (which he was not flying when he was shot down) was decorated with the silhouette of a diving MiG.

Designed to meet a US Navy requirement for a single-seat carrier based fighter, the F4U was first flown on May 29th, 1940. This versatile aircraft saw service with both the Navy and Marine Corps in WW II and in the Korean War. During its lifetime, the Corsair underwent numerous improvements such as a lengthened fuselage, a high visibility bubble-top canopy and folding inverted gull wings that provided clearance for a large propeller. Its performance advantage, 400 mph capability, the ability to withstand punishment and six .50 Browning machine guns made the F4U a devastating weapon against aircraft, ground targets and ships.
 
 
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Corgi aviation archive general information

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The Corgi Aviation Archive features a vast selection of diecast model airplanes in 1:144, 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales and has become the standard by which all other ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival material. Subject aircraft in the Aviation Archive appeal to all aviation enthusiasts and every diecast model airplane includes such features as:

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed pilots and crew members (1:72/1:32).
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected interchangeable features such as airbrakes, opened canopies and access panels (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings (1:72/1:32).
 
 
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