1/32 Vought F4U-1 Corsair "Birdcage"

by Tamiya
$96.26 USD $120.33 USD


This is an injection-plastic aircraft model kit.

Following up on their excellent Zeroes, Spitfires, and Mustangs, next up in Tamiya's fantastic series of 1/32 scale aircraft kits is the F4U-1 "Birdcage" Corsair! Designed with extensive study of Corsairs on display at five air museums throughout the US and Canada, the kit features extroardinary detail and accuracy, including:

  • A finely detailed representation of the massive 2,000hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine.
  • The engine cowling can be removed after assembly to show off all that detail, too!
  • The engine cowl cooling flaps can be built in either open or closed positions. 
  • The cockpit features amazing detail, and the canopy can be positioned either open or closed (separate parts are included for the opened and closed versions).
  • Wings can be built either in the folded or extended positions, and feature stunning detail in the wing fold area.
  • Flaps and elevators are separate parts.
  • Two optional fuselage spine panels are included so you can build either an early or late version.
  • Tires are made of solid rubber and feature accurate tread detail.
  • Landing gear can be built either retracted or extended.
  • Includes photo-etched detail parts and a display stand.
  • Marking options included for three aircraft.
  • Seated and standing pilot figures are also included. 

Another fantastic kit from Tamiya, and a great addition to any collection of 1/32 scale warbirds! 


Code: TAM60324
Release Date: Jul 2013
Scale: 1/32
Item Size/Weight: 48.2cm x 29.3cm x 10.1cm / 1180g
Manufacturer: Tamiya

Assembly Guide