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F4U-5NL Nite Corsair
F4U Corsair airplane aircraft model


 
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Scale: 1/32 scale model
Wing Span: 15 inches
Length: 18.4 inches
Material: Mahogany Wood

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Product Code: 2173

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F4U-5NL Nite Corsair


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.[80] For many operations detachments of U.S. Navy F4U-5Ns were posted to shore bases. The leader of one such unit, Lieutenant Guy Bordelon of VC-3 Det D (Detachment D), off USS Princeton (CV-37), become the Navy's only ace in the war, in addition to being the only American ace in Korea that used a piston engined aircraft.  Bordelon, nicknamed "Lucky Pierre", was credited with three Lavochkin La-9s or La-11s and two Yakovlev Yak-18s between 29 June and 16/17 July 1952.  Navy and Marine Corsairs were credited with a total of 12 enemy aircraft.

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