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F4U-5N / 7 / AU-1 Corsair

Detail Set







S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: 64814
Scale: 1/48
Price: USD$29.98
Contents and Media: 33 tan resin pieces, one PE fret, acetate instruments, wire
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Excellent detail. Improves the cockpit and corrects various issues with the Hasegawa kits.
Recommendation: Highly recommended.


Reviewed by Dave Williams




Designed for the new Hasegawa series of late Corsair kits, the new Jaguar set provides a much improved cockpit and parts to correct some of the inaccuracies in the kits.

The majority of the Jaguar set consists of a complete replacement cockpit for the kit. While not bad for an out-of-the-box cockpit, the kit lacks any sidewall detail and the AU-1 and F4U-7 pits suffer some inaccuracies due the reuse of the -5N cockpit. The Jaguar set provides a nearly complete replacement for the Hasegawa cockpit with the only kit part being used is the gunsight in the -5N version. The resin cockpit tub and separate sidewalls are well detailed and had no flaws in my sample. The seat has molded-in seatbelts and a PE part is provided for the portion of the belting which goes over the top rear of the seat and attaches behind the seat. Armrests are provided as separate pieces for attachment as needed.

Two different instrument panels are provided in the form of a PE face, acetate instruments, and a resin backing plate. One panel is used for the -5N and contains the radar scope in the top center. The other panel is for the -7 and AU-1 models and has rearranged instruments and the deletion of the radar scope. The missing “eyebrow” armament switch boxes are provided for the cockpit combing and you get a new gunsight for the -7 and AU-1 models. Rounding out the cockpit area are PE mirrors and grab handles for the inside of the canopy.

Moving on to the exterior, Jaguar provides a centerline pylon with sway braces, and parts for the extended boarding ladder and retractable step on the side of the fuselage. In exterior corrections, Jaguar provides new flattened main wheels to correct the too-thin kit parts, a new tailwheel for land-based aircraft, and corrected drop tanks.





Overall, this is a great set for Hasegawa’s new kits.

Highly recommended.

Review sample courtesy of my wallet.

Dave Williams
IPMS/USA 19050

Review Copyright © 2001 by Dave Williams
Page Created 26 December, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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