HBB80396 1/48 Vought Corsair Mk.III (Royal Navy)
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The Corsair went on to be an excellent fighter and fighter-bomber and was eventually accepted by the US Navy and used on its Aircraft Carriers. The Royal Navy also used Corsairs and had no hesitation about using them on Aircraft Carriers and quickly developed measures to make carrier landings a lot safer. The Corsair was retained in service in favour of the Hellcat due to its higher performance and was still in service during the Korean War. The Mk.III was the same as the Mk.II but built by Brewster.
Hobby Boss are a relatively new company to us in Western Europe. They are from China and are connected with Trumpeter. Hobby Boss are known for producing well engineered kits with a good level of detail. This particular kit features a highly detailed engine, interior, machine gun bays and wing folds. It looks like the kit allows you to model the wings folded as well as unfolded, an advantage over other 1/48 Corsair models! Plus this is the first mainstream plastic kit of a Corsair with clipped wings, as used on Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers. The kit comes with decals for 2 Royal Navy Corsairs.