F4U Corsair / French NavyItem Number: 1168
F4U Corsair French Navy airplane model. The F4U-7, built for the French Navy, completed the venerable Corsair line. Essentially the same as an F4U-4 in an F4U-6 (AU-1) airframe, it was equipped with a Pratt and Whitney two-speed, two-stage engine (R-2800-18W), making it a high-altitude fighter.
In 1952, the F4U-7 was used by the French in Indochina - the Corsairs third war.
For 13 years (1940 through 1952), F4U Corsairs were produced for the U.S. Navy. The last of the Corsairs (the F4U-7) was delivered to the French Navy early in 1952, making it the last piston-engine fighter to be built in the United States.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/32. Wingspan 16 1/4 inches, Length 12 1/4 inches.