Tamiya WWII Vought F4U-1A Corsair Military Aircraft Model Kit Scale 1:48 61070

Tamiya Vought F4U-1A Corsair Model Kit Scale 1/48

SKU: 61070
GTIN: 4950344992492
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Product Specifications
  • Brand: Tamiya
  • MPN: 61070
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Type: Aircraft
  • Material: Plastic
  • Model: Vought
  • AGE: 14+
  • Colour: Multicoloured
  • Country of Origin: Philippines
  • Product Features: Requires Painting
  • Product Length: 20.5 cm
  • Product Width: 23.6 cm
  • Sub Type: Kit
  • Product Theme: Militaria
  • Year Released: 2021
  • Weight: 0.253 Kg
Product Information

This product for sale is the Tamiya WWII Vought F4U-1A Corsair Military Aircraft Model Kit Scale 1:48. WWSM includes FREE Delivery to ALL UK destinations for these model kit products.


The Vought F4U-1A Corsair was a World War II fighter aircraft primarily used by the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Vought Aircraft Industries produced it and first entered service in 1942. The Corsair is best known for its distinctive gull-wing design and outstanding carrier-based fighter performance.

Here are some key features and characteristics of the Aircraft:

  • Design: Corsair's unique inverted gull-wing design was chosen to accommodate the large propeller and provide ground clearance for the aircraft's massive Hamilton Standard propeller. The design also allowed for shorter landing gear.
  • Powerplant: The F4U-1A was powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial engine, which provided 2,000 horsepower. This powerful engine allowed the Corsair to achieve a top speed of over 400 mph (640 km/h).
  • Armament: The Corsair was armed with six .50 calibre (12.7 mm) Browning machine guns, three in each wing. It could also carry external ordnance such as bombs, rockets, or drop tanks on underwing hardpoints.
  • Performance: The F4U-1A Corsair had excellent performance, especially at high altitudes. It had a service ceiling of 41,000 feet (12,500 meters) and a range of approximately 1,015 miles (1,635 kilometres).
  • Operational History: The Corsair played a significant role in the Pacific theatre of World War II, where it proved to be an effective fighter against Japanese aircraft. It was renowned for its ability to outperform most enemy fighters and its durability in combat.
  • Carrier Operations: The Corsair initially faced challenges with carrier landings due to its long nose and poor visibility over the nose during the approach. However, these issues were addressed, and later variants of the Corsair became successful carrier-based aircraft.
  • Variants: The F4U-1A was an early variant of the Corsair series. Subsequent variants included the F4U-1D, which had improved visibility and a bubble canopy, and the F4U-4, which had a more powerful engine and various other upgrades.
  • Summary: The F4U Corsair is considered one of World War II's most iconic and successful fighter aircraft. Its contributions to the war effort, particularly in the Pacific, made it a legendary aircraft in military aviation history.

Model Kit Specifications:

  • Model Scale: 1:48
  • Completed Model Wingspan: 236mm
  • Complete Model Length: 205mm
  • Includes Two Pilot Figures

Paints, Adhesive & paintbrushes NOT Included, these are sold seperately.

Packaging Dimensions: Length:30cm Height:21.5cm Width:5.5cm All measurements are approximates to the nearest 0.5cm

Safety Information: Suitable for ages 14+. Model Making should always be done under adult supervision.

About the Brand Tamiya

Tamiya are a Japanese manufacturer of plastic model kits and remote control vehicles. Specialising in 1/35 Military and Scaled Figures, Aircraft, Helicopters, Ships, Cars and Motorbikes. We stock the complete range of Hobby Kits, Paints, Tools and Accessories for both beginner and experienced Modellers.

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Delivery Information

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