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Dragon Models Vought F4U Corsair Diecast Model USN VF-17, "White 15", Daniel Cunningham, Ondonga, November 1943

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1:72 Scale     Length     Width
Vought F4U Corsair     5.5"     6.75"

The U.S. Navy Fighting Squadron, VF-17, was formed in Norfolk, Virginia, on January 1st, 1943. VF-17 was selected to fly the new gull-winged Vought Corsair F-4U-1 fighter with the "Jolly Roger" insignia representing their squad. With its twelve aces, VF-17 was one of the most successful naval squadrons in WWII. One ace from VF-17 was Lt. Daniel G Cunningham, who achieved seven kills in the Pacific theater. His aircraft, "White 15", is the subject of Dragon Warbirds' latest incarnation of the F-4U-1A.

 Vought F4U Corsair

Designed to meet a US Navy requirement for a single-seat carrier based fighter, the F4U was first flown on May 29th, 1940. This versatile aircraft saw service with both the Navy and Marine Corps in WW II and in the Korean War. During its lifetime, the Corsair underwent numerous improvements such as a lengthened fuselage, a high visibility bubble-top canopy and folding inverted gull wings that provided clearance for a large propeller. Its performance advantage, 400 mph capability, the ability to withstand punishment and six .50 Browning machine guns made the F4U a devastating weapon against aircraft, ground targets and ships.

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 Dragon Models 1:72 Warbirds

The Dragon Models "Dragon Wings 1:72 Warbirds Series" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircaft.

Dragon Models "Dragon Wings 1:72 Warbirds Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Selected moveable control surfaces.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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