Vought O2SU-3/5 Kingfisher Mahogany Model

$ 179.95

Introducing the ready-to-ship Vought O2SU-3/5 mahogany model. This 1/24 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 18 inches and a length of 15.25 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines. The collectible model O2SU-3/5 Kingfisher represents the first catapult-launched observation monoplane in Navy service. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail, this O2SU-3/5 Kingfisher makes a great gift for any aviation enthusiast or history buff.

About this Model:

Your model will be delivered exactly as shown in the photographs with the exact same paint scheme.  The stand shown in this photograph may vary or change with the model you receive. If you would like to change this model in any other way, please visit the Custom Model section of our website to commission a customized model to be built.  

History of the Vought O2SU-3/5:

The OS2U Kingfisher first flew on March 1, 1938. The O2SU-3/5 variants included self-sealing fuel tanks, armor protection, two .30 caliber guns (dorsal and nose mounted), and able to carry 325 lb of depth charges or 100 lb pounds of bombs, powered by a 450 horsepower Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN2 engine. The OS2U came in both float and land-based configurations, and served as observer aircraft, anti-submarine aircraft, and rescue aircraft. The Kingfisher's most important role during the war was as rescuer of downed aviators, and was second only to the PBY Catalina in this job. On November 11, 1942, a Kingfisher known as "The Bug", which had survived the attack on Pearl Harbor - rescued Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker and the crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress he was with after they crashed in the Pacific and survived 28 days in life rafts.

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