Model, Static, Vought O3U-2 (SU-1) Corsair


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Vought SU-1 Corsair Flag Rank Command Airplane

Entrant in the 1938 Scale Model Airplane Contest sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution.

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Physical Description

Balsa, tissue, acetate, and thread kit model of a U.S. Navy Vought O3U-2 (SU-1) carrier scout aircraft in blue fuselage and vertical tail, yellow upper wing and horizontal tail, and silver lower wing color scheme. 1/16th scale. 1938.

Credit Line

Model made and donated by Grace L. Beckwith

Model Maker

Grace L. Beckwith

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Airframe - balsa
  • Covering - tissue
  • Windscreens - clear acetate
  • Rigging - cotton thread


Model: 17.8 x 50.8 x 67.9cm (7 in. x 20 in. x 26 3/4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum



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