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1/72 Warplanes
Corgi United States

Type Fighter
Corgi item no. AA33012
Production run 0705 of 2080

Photographs Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2018
FG-1D (F4U-4) Corsair - Capt. Jesse Folmar,
VMA-312, (white 9) Sept. 1952

Aviation Archive. The Korean War. For me this is an era that I usually ignore unless the model is jet powered. However, to make my Corsair collection complete, it had to span two-wars of models.

This Corgi version is excellent. It is copyrighted 2005 and is pre-Hornby. Insignia is well applied, as is the decor around the cowling. The pilot is well painted. The prop has limited decoration, and has a strange convex (or concave, depending on how you look at it) bend, with each blade bent back slightly from the hub to the tip.

Oddly, despite operating in two wars separated by five years, the Corsair is the last operational combat plane that still had fabric covering on its control surfaces and on some wing surfaces, outliving both the all-metal Hellcat on one side and the all-metal Thunderbolt on the other.


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