Corsair F4U-5 (oz13511)

 

Corsair F4U-5  (oz13511) from Monogram 1951 - plan thumbnail

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Monogram Speedee Bilt Corsair F4U-5. Simple all-sheet rubber scale model WWII fighter.

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Quote: "Hello again. From the late Larry Kruse collection, an original Monogram Easy Build F4U-5 Corsair. In 66 years this is the only one of these kits I've ever seen complete. Unusual features; A slide out 'tray' box that held all the parts. Plastic molded scale cowling, engine, flying four bladed prop and a pilot figure. The wings are pre assembled with spars and airfoil shape.
One we can't download and build but needs to be saved for the future. Thanks again,"

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Corsair F4U-5  (oz13511) from Monogram 1951 - model pic

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  • (oz13511)
    Corsair F4U-5
    from Monogram (ref:G-14)
    1951 
    12in span
    Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Military Fighter Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 08/12/2021
    Filesize: 2718KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: TomSolinski

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User comments

Nice one, thanks a lot. But, Speedy Bilt or Speedy Disasta? Behind every single well described building step lurks lasting frustration I'm afraid. How long were these kits on the market?
Hubert - 22/12/2021
I don't know how successful the kits were, or how long they ran for. The wing design seems a neat idea to me, although it might be a bit heavy, being all-sheet. I'd like to see what the completed models looked like, but can't find any pics online.
SteveWMD - 22/12/2021
Amazed to see the Corsair as I remember building this kit about 1960! It came out very heavy with all those plastic details and rubber wheels plus liberal amounts of colour dope from this clueless young modeller! It flew about 3 yards before smashing itself to bits. More amazing is that this did not make me give up !
Peter Rea - 22/12/2021
I remember these, popular when I was a kid in the fifties. It was possible to actually complete one of the kits, but fly? Not very likely. I had two of them, a P-51 and an Aeronca Sedan. My P-51 wing was 1/4" balsa, routed out in the middle, with another thin sheet on the bottom to cover the hole. Weighed a ton. And the tiny scale prop, spun at high RPM by the included rubber motor, pulled it across the hardwood floor, too heavy to taxi, much less fly. A unique feature was balsa that was already painted, conveniently saving the builder from that chore. Well, it looked like paint, probably just rubber stamped ink. It was an improvement though, none of us ever having experienced colored dope. I considered it, as a ten-year-old, somewhat a success, more than I had with the Comet kits, which would fly but were too delicate for me to assemble. I think the Aeronca might fly today, with a Parkzone brick, no hope for the P-51, forever a brick.
Doug Smith - 22/12/2021
Speedee Bilts were at my local hobby shop in updated boxes in the 60s. I am 70. They flew as far as you could throw them. I built the P51 and P47. The Corsair looked too hard lol. They were pretty scale but terminally heavy.
D Gain - 22/12/2021
I built the P-40 as a catapult glider in the early 50’s. It was a lawn dart.
Neil H - 23/12/2021
I built the Corsair kit back in the sixties, was not that hard to build. Fly, no, but made a nice static model and I still have the rubber wheels.
Phil L. - 23/12/2021
Having built several of these kits in the 1950's they were all powered with Cox .020 Pee Wee engines U/C. Needless to say they were rockets but flew very well & even could loop if you had the guts. The P-47 was my fav along with the Hellcat. A gentleman named Ray Anderson has produced updated kits w/ the plastic parts replaced w/ cast resin. I have assembled the Goodyear racer, P-47 & F-84 from his kits. The P-47 is 4 channel RC & has not flown yet-I'm too chicken because of lack of skill. They are awesome & I have five more of his kits in the queue. Not sure if Ray is still producing them but are super kits!
Dale Sebring - 02/04/2022
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