Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Corsair Bibliography:

[Photo: USMC Corsairs in storage at NAS San Diego following V-J Day] Naval Aviation News February 1946  p.21

Revell Corsair F4U-4 1:48 Scale
1/48 Scale plastic model kit.  Molded in light gray with waterslide decals, features folding wings, retracting landing gear and doors, optional armament three external drop tanks, two 1,000 pound bombs and eight underwing rockets. Decals for VMF-214 Black Sheep squadron aboard USS Sicily 1951 and VMA-332 as deployed aboard USS Bairoko in 1953. Skill level 2.

F4U-4 Corsair 1/32 scale by Trumpeter
1/32 Scale.  This kit with brand new tooling from Trumpeter features 350 parts, rubber tires, metal aileron and flap shafts with photo-etch hinges. Engine detail, optional clear cowling and folding wings. Decals for WWII version  Captain Kenneth A. Walsh white 13 of VMF-222, Okinawa June 1945 and Korean war decals for VMF-323 Death Rattlers September 1950. Skill level 3

F4U Corsair Walk Around
80 pages. 200+ photographs, including spectacular aerial shots and detailed photos. The F4U Corsair was arguably the best piston-engine carrier-borne fighter ever produced. Designed in 1938 and first flown in 1940, the Corsair remained in production until 1953, long after most WWII piston engined fighters had been retired. Three firms - Vought, Goodyear, and Brewster - manufactured the numerous versions and sub-variants of the Corsair. This book closely examines three of the most notable variants, the F4U-1D, -4, and -5, as well as selected sub-variants, through detailed color photographs of the most painstakingly restored examples existent.

Corsair Aces of World War 2 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 8)
The speed with which the Corsair was rushed into service as a land-based fighter obliged the pilots to learn on the job. The F4U soon demonstrated its superiority to the previously formidable Mitsubishi A6M Zero, and played a major part in the destruction of  Japan's elite air forces in the South Pacific. Later, in an effort to counter the Kamikaze threat, the Corsair was once again hurriedly pressed into service; this time in its originally intended role as a carrier-based fighter. This versatile aircraft saw service with the US Navy and Marines, the British Fleet Air Arm and the RNZAF. Most of the Corsair pilots who recount their experiences within these pages considered it to be the best all-round fighter in the Pacific theatre.

Ultra Micro F4U Corsair BNF
It was an icon of US naval aviation might during WWII - a fighter so formidable so devastating its foes referred to it as Whistling Death�. Now the F4U Corsair is making a name for itself as the latest ParkZone Ultra Micro Series scale warbird that you can fly just about anywhere.

This micro is capable of sport aerobatics or slow touch-n-gos, just like its larger park flyer brother, one of the most popular warbirds in the ParkZone line. It boasts great scale details like molded panel lines, a clear canopy, scale landing gear that allow you to enjoy the scale looks of this great WWII legend just about anywhere with the same flight characteristics you've come to expect from the park flyer model.

Available in both Ready-To-Fly and Bind-N-Fly completion levels, the ParkZone Ultra Micro Series F4U comes out of the box with the traditional tri-tone navy trim scheme, 4-Channel control, steerable tail wheel, and removable landing gear. Both the RTF & BNF come complete with Spektrum AR6400 DSM2 receiver so you can fly without the fear of interference in as little time as it takes to charge your included 150mAh Li-Po battery with its DC charger.