Thomas Hudner F4U Corsair airplane model

F4U-4 Corsair / Thomas Hudner

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Vought F4U Corsair airplane model Thomas Hudner scheme. The first F4U-4 was delivered to the US Navy on 31 October 1944. The F4U-4 was powered by C-series Double Wasp engine. The installed model was the R-2800-18W, later replaced by the R-2800-42W. It had a war emergency power of 2760hp. A four-bladed propeller replaced the three-bladed one of the F4U-1. A chin scoop was added to the underside of the engine cowling. The F4U-4 could reach a speed of 726km/h.

The F4U-4 arrived late in WWII and served only during the last four months of the conflict. The battle test for the F4U-4 was the Korean War. Here the type served mainly as a fighter-bomber, but nevertheless one pilot, Capt. J. Folmar of VMA-312, was credited with shooting down a MiG-15.

This model is painted and detailed as the one flown by Thomas Jerome Hudner Jr. He was an officer of the United States Navy and a naval aviator. He rose to the rank of captain and received the Medal of Honor for his actions in trying to save the life of his wingman, Ensign Jesse L. Brown, during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War.
Mahogany Wood. Wingspan 17 1/2 inches, Length 14 inches.