COBI F4U-4 Corsair
The new COBI F4U-4 Corsair is a lego compatible, 1/32 scale brick model of the famous Korean War navy version of the WWII Vought F4U Corsair. The COBI 2417 is new for December 2022.
The COBI F4U-4 set features 511 lego compatible pieces and one mini figure. All the COBI Corsair markings are pad printed so no stickers are necessary. This is good because who wants to cover their bricks in stickers?
The COBI Chance Vought Corsair (2417) features a display stand, removable rockets and two large fuel tanks (those double Wasp engines were alcoholics!!!)
The new COBI F4U Corsair comes with a historical African American pilot figure. This is interesting timing as the movie “Devotion” is appearing currently as well. See the trailer below.
The COBI F4U’s landing gear rotated back up and the propeller spins freely. The set also features movable ailerons, cockpit and other features.
The COBI Corsair is 15″ wide and 12.1 inches long as it is in 1/32nd scale.
Vaught F4U-4 Corsair History:
The Vought F4U Corsair is an American fighter aircraft which saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Designed and initially manufactured by Chance Vought, the Corsair was soon in great demand; additional production contracts were given to Goodyear, whose Corsairs were designated FG, and Brewster, designated F3A.
The Corsair was designed and operated as a carrier-based aircraft, and entered service in large numbers with the U.S. Navy in late 1944 and early 1945. It quickly became one of the most capable carrier-based fighter-bombers of World War II. Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II and its naval aviators achieved an 11:1 kill ratio. Early problems with carrier landings and logistics led to it being eclipsed as the dominant carrier-based fighter by the Grumman F6F Hellcat, powered by the same Double Wasp engine first flown on the Corsair’s initial prototype in 1940. Instead, the Corsair’s early deployment was to land-based squadrons of the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy.
The Corsair served almost exclusively as a fighter-bomber throughout the Korean War and during the French colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria. In addition to its use by the U.S. and British, the Corsair was also used by the Royal New Zealand Air Force, French Naval Aviation, and other air forces until the 1960s.
From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured in 16 separate models. Its 1942–1953 production run was the longest of any U.S. piston-engined fighter.
You can read about the real Chance Vaught Corsair that inspired the COBI F4U-4 Corsair here at Wikipedia.
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