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
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.