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Oct 03, 2012
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Franklin Mint


F4U Corsair

Material: Diecast


Scale: 1:48
Vehicle Make: Vought Series: Armour Collection
Recommended Age Range: 14 and older Type: Airplanes-Military
Country of Origin: United States Year: 2007
Era: Korean War

Franklin Mint
Armour Collection

Guy Bordelon was the only Navy Ace in the Korean War,
and he did it in a Corsair

 F4U-5N Corsair

United States Marine Corps, VC-3
"Bedcheck Charlie"
USS Princeton (CV-37), Korea 1952

Pilot: Lt. Guy "Lucky Pierre" Bordelon
Only Navy Ace in Korea
and only Night Fighter Ace in Korea

Condition:  Plane is mint in Box. 
Box is a bit beat up
 Comes with Certificate of Authenticity
NO  Franklin Mint white carton
Comes packed in a new heavy duty shipping carton!

Wingspan:  10 inches ~ Length:  8.25 inches
Scale: 1:48
Franklin Mint  #B11C988

The History Behind the Plane

During the Korean War, the Corsair was used mostly in the close-support role. The AU-1 Corsair was developed from the F4U-5 and was a ground-attack version which normally operated at low altitudes: as a consequence the Pratt & Whitney R-2800-83W engine used a single-stage, manually controlled supercharger, rather than the two-stage automatic supercharger of the -5. The versions of the Corsair used in Korea from 1950 to 1953 were the AU-1, F4U-4B, -4C, -4P and -5N and 5-NL. There were dogfights between F4Us and Soviet-built Yakovlev Yak-9 fighters early in the war, but when the enemy introduced the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15, the Corsair was outmatched: however, on 10 September 1952, a MiG-15 made the mistake of getting into a turning contest with a Corsair piloted by Marine pilot Captain Jesse G. Folmar, with Folmar shooting the MiG down with his four 20 millimeter cannon. In turn four MiG 15s shot down Folmar just minutes later, though Folmar bailed out and was quickly rescued with little injury.

F4U-5N and -5NL Corsair night fighters were used to attack enemy supply lines, including truck convoys and trains, as well as interdicting night attack aircraft (such as the Polikarpov Po-2 "Bedcheck Charlies", which were used to harass United Nations forces at night). The F4Us often operated with the help of C-47 'flare ships' which dropped hundreds of 1,000,000 candlepower magnesium flares to illuminate the targets. For many operations detachments of U.S. Navy F4U-5Ns were posted to shore bases. The leader of one such unit, Lieutenant Guy Pierre Bordelon, Jr. of VC-3 (Detachment D), off USS Princeton (CV-37), become the Navy's only ace in the war, as well as the only ace to not score any victories in a jet aircraft.  Bordelon, nicknamed "Lucky Pierre", was credited with three Lavochkin La-9s or La-11s and two Yakovlev Yak-18s between 29 June and 17 July 1952.

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