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Autore: Alessandro
F4U-1D Corsair Lobster’s Paper Crafts

F4U-1D Corsair Lobster’s Paper Crafts

  • Scale: 1:35
  • Sheets: 4
  • Parts: 80
  • Difficulty: 4/5
  • Size: mm
  • Printing size: A
  • Paper model of military aircraft F4U-1D Corsair.
  • The cut-out is in 1:35

About the company 

Lobster’s Papercraft project shines through collaboration with Bestpapermodels. As sellers and publishers of printed paper models, we bring sales expertise, while Robert provides models without a selling platform. Joining forces, we introduce a new international marketplace for electronic paper model sales. Alongside Bestpapermodels, we welcome other authors and publishers.

About the Airplane 

The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was an American fighter aircraft produced by Chance Vought Corporation (which later became United Aircraft Corporation). It was mainly used in World War II and the Korean War. It was the best carrier-borne fighter of the Second World War, but it proved extraordinarily effective even when based on land and unbeatable in ground attack, in many respects superior even to the P-51 Mustang. Despite his qualities, he spent half of his career on land, as the US Navy initially considered him unsuitable for aircraft carriers. He recorded a number of extraordinary aerial victories. In the Pacific alone, F4Us shot down 2,140 Japanese aircraft, against the loss of 189 Corsairs, a kill/loss ratio still unmatched.It was produced for ten years, until December 1952, the longest American aircraft in production, until the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.12,571 were produced and the last ones remained in service until 1965.

The modern structure of the “Corsair” was designed by Rex B. Beisel and collaborators, after a slow evolution of the formula developed by Vought during a period of study on intermediate models, of which the ancestor was the Northrop N3A, derived from experimental models. The project was purchased by Vought who created the V.141, unsuccessfully submitted to the competition to replace the Boeing P-26. After the export design called V.143 purchased by the Japanese government, a further rework was the V.166, with upgraded engines to meet the US Navy’s 1938 requirement for a new carrier-based fighter. Having defeated the rival Grumman XF5F Skyrocket and the Bell P-39 Airacobra, the Corsair was ordered in June 1938; the wooden simulacrum was produced the following year and the prototype took off in May 1940. The machine was ordered for production only a year later, while the series ones were released starting from June 1942 and were used in the U.S. squadrons. Navy and those of the U.S. Marine Corps; at the end of 1942 the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga was the first to receive the “Corsairs”.