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The Vought F4U Corsair

v2.0.0 / TOC (2 chapters) / 01 apr 17 / greg goebel

* Early in the Pacific War, US Navy and Marine Corps fighter pilots found themselves outclassed by the agile and well-armed Japanese A6M Zero, but even then work was underway to provide them with better aircraft. One of those better aircraft was the Vought "F4U Corsair", a rugged, powerful, and somewhat unforgiving aircraft that featured a distinctive inverted gull wing.

The Corsair proved more than a match for the Zero, and it would also prove to be an excellent fighter-bomber, serving in this role in the Korean War, as well as in the French colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria. This document provides a history and description of the Vought Corsair.

Vought F4U-1 Corsairs


[1.0] Corsair In World War II

[2.0] Corsair In The Postwar Era


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