Following the release of our 1/72 Vought F4U-1 Bird Cage Corsair, we proudly announce theF4U-1A Corsair as the latest addition to the 1/72 War Birds Collection. This model bridges thegap between the F4U-1 Bird Cage and F4U-1D Corsairs to better chronicle the changes thatthis aircraft had undergone.
About the Vought F4U-1A Corsair Introduced into service in 1942, the Vought F4U-1 featured inverted gull wings and a massive2,000hp engine spinning the largest propeller mounted on a fighter at the time. While the fightersperformance and toughness was quite impressive, deficiencies such as inadequate forwardvisibility, restricted all-round visibility due to the early frame-like canopy, and the tendency for theleft and right wings to stall at different speeds led to various improvements being added throughoutproduction, eventually resulting in the F4U-1A version. These improvements included a longertailwheel leg for better forward visibility, a new canopy for better all-round visibility, and an almostunnoticeable 15cm stall strip fixed to the leading edge of the right wing to ensure both wingswould stall at the same speed.
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