Vought F4U Corsair

Karoly Bear, Marcin Giepierski, Richard Kovalcik

In February 1938, the United States Navy opened a competition for a new fighter. Its maximum speed and operational ceiling were to exceed all the machines that American aviation had at the time.
Date Published :
March 2021
Publisher :
Kagero
Series :
Kit Build
Illustration :
120 photos, 8 color profiles, A4 poster
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788366673243
Pages : 64
Dimensions : 11.69 X 8.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock
-
+
$24.95

Overview
-

In February 1938, the United States Navy opened a competition for a new fighter. Its maximum speed and operational ceiling were to exceed all the machines that American aviation had at the time.

Among others, the Chance Vought company entered the competition. The Corsair was designed by a team of engineers led by Rex Beisel, the company’s chief constructor. The prototype XF4U-1 was flown on May 29, 1940. The Corsair was powered by an eighteen-cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp. That was the largest and the most powerful radial engine ever installed in a single-seat front fighter.

REVIEWS
-

"For larger miniatures and especially modelers, it's inspirational."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"This is another excellent book about an iconic plane with three terrific builds and should serve as inspiration for modelers to move to the next level. Definitely recommended."

- IPMS/USA

"...a well presented title that covers a good number of the gambits faced during a model build."

- Aeroscale

More from this publisher