HA8225 Hobbymaster F4U-4 Corsair White 211, flown by Ensign Jesse L. Brown, VF-32, USS Leyte, 4th Dec 1950

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Hobbymaster 1/48th scale fighter range!
F4U-4 Corsair
White 211
Flown by Ensign Jesse L. Brown
USS Leyte
4th Dec 1950

RRP £108.00

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Model Description

Hobbymaster 1/48th scale HA8225 F4U-4 Corsair White 211, flown by Ensign Jesse L. Brown, VF-32, USS Leyte, 4th Dec 1950. Buy online at Flying Tigers.


The Vought F4U Corsair was literally built around the Pratt & Whitney 2,000 HP radial engine. The engine was so massive and produced so much energy that a Hamilton Standard 13 feet 4 inch propeller, the largest of WWII, was required. The F4U was the first American fighter aircraft to exceed 400 MPH. The Corsair was referred to by the Japanese as “Whispering Death” and became a legend in its own time. This aircraft was one of the most distinctive designs with it bent wings making it an icon.

On December 4, 1950 Ensign Jesse L. Brown, the first black to complete the Navy’s basic flight training, along with 5 other aircraft left the carrier USS Leyte to support UN troops trapped at Chosin Reservoir. When the flight arrived on scene the enemy had left but Ensign Brown’s aircraft was leaking fuel, probably caused by small arms fire from the ground. Brown jettisoned his external fuel tanks and rockets and attempted a landing in the snow. Unfortunately the landing became a crash and Brown was trapped in his aircraft where he eventually died.

RRP £108.00

Weight 750 g

Model Type


Historical Era

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Model Code: HA8225

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