Oxford Diecast AC070 – 1/72 Scale Corsair Mk.III Diecast Model
Oxford Aviation Series
|Length||14.2 cm||5.59 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||17.4 cm||6.85 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed retracted
- Display stand included.
1/72 Scale Vought Corsair Mk.III, FAA – Oxford Diecast AC070
Oxford Diecast AC076 diecast model replicates in 1/72 scale the Vought F4U Corsair III, s/n JS479, of No.718 Naval Air Squadron (NAS), Fleet Air Arm (FAA), Royal Navy (RN). While based at RNAS Ballyhalbert (HMS Corncrake), Northern Ireland, circa 1945.
Vought F4U Corsair
The Chance Vought F4U Corsair is an American single-seat single-engine, carrier-capable monoplane fighter. It first flew on May 29, 1940, and entered service during December 1942, participating in combat during World War II, the Korean War, French Indochina and Algeria colonial wars. Due to high demand, Goodyear (designated FG) and Brewster (F3A-1 and F3A-1D) also manufactured the Corsair. Poor forward visibility initially limited deployment to land-based squadrons until the problem was solved by the British. Allowing the Corsair to go on and become one of the most successful naval fighters of the war.
Production ended in 1953 with 12,571 airframes produced in 16 variants including a radar-equipped night fighter and ground attack.
The airframes design is a semi-monocoque fuselage, a low mounted cantilever inverted gull wing that folded upwards for storage. The horizontal tailplane location is at the rear of the large vertical fin. Constructed is mainly of metal with fabric-covered flight control surfaces and outer wing panels. The retractable undercarriage is a tailwheel type with the main units, mounted to the inner wing section, rotated through 90° during retraction rearward.
The aircraft uses a single Pratt & Whitney R-2800 twin-row, 18-cylinder, air-cooled radial engine, driving a Hamilton Standard three-blade propeller, the F4U-4 used a four-bladed propeller. The F4U-4 has a maximum speed of 718 km/h (446 mph), range of 1617 km (1005 mi), combat range of 528 km (328 mi) and a service ceiling of 12,600 m (41,500 ft).
Armament consists of six 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns, or four 0.79 in (20 mm) AN/M3 cannons wing-mounted, underwing hardpoints for eight rockets or 1,800 kg (4,000 lbs) of bombs or drop-tanks.
The Corsair Mk III was the designation given to the Brewster manufactured F3A-1 and F3A-1D (F4U-1) in service with the Fleet Air Arm.