The F4U Corsair was the first American-made flyer that would reach 400 miles per hour in level flight powered by its 2000 hp engine. It quickly became one of the most successful carrier-based fighter-bombers of World War II and considered a formidable fighter with its 11:1 kill ratio. This Corsair Retro 51 Tornado Rollerball is a must have for any history buff or flight enthusiast. The classic Corsair blues are lacquered over the acid-etched "rivets" and finished with the USA's wing insignia bordered in red that was briefly used in 1943. It is complete with gunmetal accents and topped with a checkered top disc to represent the tail's paint job. It's packaged in a commemorative tube.