F4U Corsair – References for Scale Modelers

Ad for Champion Spark Plugs, depicting an F4U launching from a carrier Aviation December 1943 p.42

3-view profile: F4U-5NL Flight 14 August 1953 p.196

F4U-7 scale 3-view with cross sections and a cutaway RAF Flying Review Vol XVI No.6

“Corsair Portfolio” Scale Modeler November 1971 scale side-view and detail drawings, fuselage cross sections

Richard Marmo, Ed Roberston “Bent Wing Racer” Converting Revell’s 1/32 F4U-1A to a postwar air racer Scale Modeler February 1973

Larry R. Teteak “Bent Wing Birds” Building the 1/48 scale Minicraft/Hasegawa F4U-4 as an aircraft of VF-52 aboard USS Essex during the Korean War. Scale Modeler June 1982

“A very different Corsair” Air International January 1983 nice color views of the Budweiser Super Corsair

“Preservation Profile: Vought F4U-1A Corsair NX83782” Aeroplane Monthly December 1988 p.752-753 Includes a large color image of the aircraft in VMF-314 markings.

Christopher Cowx “Quick Build: Bent-Wing CAG Bird” Scale Aviation Modeller International July 2005 The Hasegawa 1/48 F4U-5 kit

Joseph Hegedus “Corsair Correction” FineScale Modeler October 2005 p.30-34 Turning the Hasegawa 1/72 scale F4U-1D into an F4U-4.

Cesare Pigliapoco “Wonder Corsair: Part 1 Assembly” Skymodel 9/06 p.4-16. A detailed look at building the 1/32 F4U-1A kit from Trumpeter

Brian Cull, David Nicolle “Mousqetaires in action” Aeroplane October 2006 Aeronavale Corsair operations during the Suez Invasion.

Cesare Pigliapoco “Wonder Corsair Part 2: Painting” Skymodel 10/06
Review of the 1/72 Hasegawa RNZAF F4U-1A kit. Skymodel January 2006 p.64

David Morris “Beauty or a Beast?” Aeroplane July 2006 Flying the Corsair with the Fleet Air Arm

Review of the Skymodels 1/72 F4U decal set Skymodel 8/06 p.54

Preview of the 1/72 Tamiya F4U-1A kit Skymodel 14/07 p.65

Jan Maes “Hudner’s Bent-Wing Bird” Airfix Model World #27 Building the 1/48 Hasegawa F4U-4 as Tom Hudner’s Corsair.

Howard Carter “Race 94” Warbirds International May/June 2011 p.56-57: FG-1D BuNo 92050/N194G; includes a large color side view of the aircraft as now displayed

“Corsair back on gear after 50¬†years” Aeroplane Winter 2013 p.11 FG-1D BuNo 92460 restoration

Photo: large color side view of F4U-4 81415/N5219V in remnants of USN scheme Warbirds International December 2013 p.62-63

Andy Brook “F4U-4B Corsair” Scale Aviation Modeller International December 2013 p.1120 The 1/48 scale HobbyBoss kit.

Jezz Coleman “Whistling Death” Model Aircraft February 2017 The Academy F4U-4B Korean War Variant in 1/48

Alan Price “Whistling Death” The Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1D kit – a detailed look. Model Airplane International November 2017

Review – “Air War Korea”

F6U Pirate

F8U Crusader