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

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

Vought SU-1 Corsair Flag Rank Command Airplane

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

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Model Maker

Grace L. Beckwith

Credit Line

Model made and donated by Grace L. Beckwith

Materials

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

Dimensions

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

Country of Origin

United States of America

Date

1938

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.

Type

MODELS-Aircraft

Inventory Number

A19390003000

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