Monogram "SSP" 1/48 Kit PA82-149 Chance Vought Corsair F4U-4 Sealed
A factory sealed kit in the Monogram Selected Subjects Program. This series re-creates classic early Monogram and Revell kits from the '50s','60s, and later. Some, such as this 1995 kit that was one of the first were almost too close to original and sometimes passed off by disreputable people as original. You have to look close to find the "1995" copyright date on this. Later issues were stamped with the SSP logo in a prominent place.
The kit itself was state of the art when new. It has folding wings, retracting landing gear, operating tail wheel, and retracting arresting hook. You can now enjoy building a classic kit and not feel bad that you used a collectible original.