Trying to determine Corsair Model - Korean War

My dad served in the Korean War on the USS Essex (around 1952/1953). I have
a photo of a Corsair on the deck of the Essex but am trying to determine w
hich of the model kits would best represent the Corsair during that time. C
an anyone point me in the right direction?
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kevinmellander
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of the Essex but am trying to determine which of the model kits would best represent the Corsair during that time. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
From Wikipedia:
"The versions of the Corsair used in Korea from 1950 to 1953 were the AU-1, F4U-4B, -4C, -4P and -5N and 5-NL."
- Rufus
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Rufus
The shipboard ones in Korea were almost all F4U-4 or F4U-4B (20mm cannon fi tted) models. F4U-5s were either night fighters (radar on right wing) or la ndbase attackers, ditto the USMC AU-1 dedicated attack variants. There are a lot of kits out there from Monogram (50 years old!), Academy, Hasegawa, o r a new one from Hobby Boss.
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AMPSOne

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