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Corsair Fighter Aircraft - Corsair: The Saga of the Legendary Bent-Wing Fighter-Bomber
Corsair: The Saga of the Legendary Bent-Wing

Corsair Fighter Aircraft

This book describes the development of the legendary F4U Corsair,and follows it into battle from Guadalcanal to the Indian Ocean, CentralPacific Ocean, Korea, Africa, and Central America, and throughoutits lengthy military career into Korea. Also included are chapterson the most decorated Corsair pilots, surviving examples of variousmodels, as well as detailed appendices, and the author s own detailedline schemes and maps. A total of 2,814 F4U-1, F4U-1A, andF4U-2 Corsairs were constructed and delivered. Musciano s book describeshow this naval fighter was transformed to perform a myriadof functions for which it was never intended.

  • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • ASIN: 0764332325
Corsair Fighter Aircraft - F4U Corsair in Action - Aircraft No. 220
F4U Corsair in Action - Aircraft No.

Corsair Fighter Aircraft

Bringing to mind the exploits of “Pappy” Boyington and his Blacksheep Squadron and Tommy Blackburn with the Jolly Rogers, the Corsair is among the most formidable US fighters of WWII. The F4U maintained a kill ratio of 11:1 according to the US Navy and went on to serve in Korea, holding its own in the early years of the Jet Age. The Corsair was first conceived as a high-speed, high-altitude fighter for the Navy in 1938 when Chance Vought’s design team drew up plans for a fighter with an 1,800-hp engine and a huge 13-foot propeller. The Corsair’s famous inverted gull wing design was introduced to allow prop clearance. Handling problems delayed the aircraft’s deployment aboard carriers, but Marine Corps pilots quickly took to the powerful, rugged fighter and VMF-124, the first Marine squadron to fly the Corsair in combat, also produced the first Corsair air ace, Kenneth A. Walsh, by the summer of 1943. A total of 12,571 Corsairs were built between 1940 and 1952, most of them by Vought, but hundreds by Goodyear and Brewster as those companies’ assembly lines had to be pressed into service to meet soaring demand for the remarkable aircraft. This exhaustive volume surveys the history of the Corsair from its first prototype to the restored warbirds that have continued to de...

  • Brand: Squadron Publications
  • ASIN: 0897476239
Corsair Fighter Aircraft - Vought F4U-4 Corsair Fighter Pilot's Flight Manual
Vought F4U-4 Corsair Fighter Pilot's Flight

Corsair Fighter Aircraft

One of the most storied aircraft of WWII, the Vought F4U-4 Corsair was the first single engine production aircraft capable of 400 mph in level flight. With its characteristic gull wing and giant 18-cylinder double wasp engine, it proved a superb fighter in the Pacific campaign and achieved victory ratio approaching 10 to 1. The exploits of the famed Black Sheep Squadron of Corsairs was recounted by their leader, Marine fighter ace Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, in the book "Baa Baa Black Sheep." The Handbook of Flight Operating Instructions told pilots everything they needed to know before climbing into the cockpit. Originally classified "Restricted", the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, and color images appear as black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.

  • Brand: Brand: Lulu.com
  • ASIN: 1411689607
Corsair Fighter Aircraft - Night Cats and Corsairs: The Operational History of Grumman and Vought Night Fighter Aircraft 1942-1953
Night Cats and Corsairs: The Operational History of Grumman and Vought Night Fighter Aircraft

Corsair Fighter Aircraft

The threat of Japanese aircraft striking American naval forces at night with impunity during World War II led the Navy to seek fighter aircraft capable of stopping this threat. Trace the history of radar-equipped night fighter aircraft produced for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps by the American aircraft companies Grumman and Vought before the arrival of jets with nocturnal capabilities. World War II squadrons operated night variants of the Vought F4U-2 Corsair and Grumman F6F-3/5N Hellcat while post-war night fighter units were equipped with the Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat and/or Vought F4U-5N/NL. Night Cats and Corsairs contains never before published color and black and white photographs covering the night variants of the F6F Hellcat, F7F Tigercat, F4U-2 and F4U-5N/NL Corsairs.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0764343734
Corsair Fighter Aircraft - Corsair: 30 Years of Filibustering, 1940-1970
Corsair: 30 Years of Filibustering,

Corsair Fighter Aircraft

A complete illustrated history of one of the most successful aircraft types to emerge from World War 2. The Vought F4U-Corsair, a real monster of a plane, was used throughout the war and was still in service at the time of the Korean War. Bruno Pautigny is an expert aircraft illustrator and one of the key figures behind Histoire & Collections' highly successful magazine, Wingmasters. This will be a dream book for anyone with an interest in this aircraft.

  • ASIN: 2913903282
Corsair Fighter Aircraft - F4U Corsair Units of the Korean War (Osprey Combat Aircraft 78)
F4U Corsair Units of the Korean War (Osprey Combat Aircraft

Corsair Fighter Aircraft

The definitive account of F-4 Corsair Units deployed in the Korean War (1950-1953), this book tells the story of the 26 US Navy Squadrons, most of which were carrier based, and the 6 Marine Corps F-4 squadrons that flew combat missions against the North Koreans.Drawing from a vast repository of personal interviews with F-4 pilots, the author paints a harrowing picture of the deadly combat of this often forgotten air war. Included in this volume is the story of Lt Guy Bordelon, the US Navy's sole ace of the Korean War, who flew an F4U-5N night-fighter against the night raiders sent up by the Korean Air force. Backing up the text is a vast number of previously unpublished private photographs that bring the stories of these pilots to life. Finally the book contains extensive appendices that detail every unit deployment by carrier, air group, Corsair model and tail code. Also included is a detailed list noting every Corsair lost in the war, with tail number, pilot, date of loss and the unit.

  • Brand: Brand: Osprey Publishing
  • ASIN: 1846034116
Corsair Fighter Aircraft - Whistling Death: The Test Pilot's Story of the F4U Corsair
Whistling Death: The Test Pilot's Story of the F4U

Corsair Fighter Aircraft

Whistling Death is the true story, by the test pilot, of the rush to produce the F4U Corsair, the Navy fighter that brought America air superiority over the Japanese Zero in World War II. Here is the crash program - complete with crash landings - powered by the dedicated men and women of the home front who designed and built this revolutionary, tide-turning airplane. Boone T. Guyton, an experimental test pilot at Chance Vought during and after World War II, flew 105 types of aircraft in 45 years as a pilot.

  • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • ASIN: 0887407323
Corsair Fighter Aircraft - F4U Corsair in Action - Aircraft No. 145
F4U Corsair in Action - Aircraft No.

Corsair Fighter Aircraft

This book is dedicated to all the brave men and women who have served the US military in troubled times, particularly the WWII Naval and Marine aviators who fought so hard and gave so much to keep our country free. US Navy Designation: F-Fighter; 4-fourth fighter design; U-Chance Vought (mfr). FEATURES: Author: Jim Sullivan Color By: Tom Tullis and Don Greer Illustrations: Joe Sewell FRONT COVER: F4U-1A loaded with a 1,000 lb. bomb (March 1944) BACK COVER: F4U-1 of VMF-124 takes off from Munda Island (August '43) F4U-4 of VMF-312 landing on the USS Bataan, off Korea (April '51) Historical, accurate information Black and White photographs with captions (picture descriptions) Learn about the (F4U1, F4U-2, XF4U-3, F2G,F4U-4, F4U-5, Au-1-F4U-6, F4U-7) SPECS: 11"" x 8.25"" 1/11/95sk ir/jl

  • Brand: Brand: Squadron/Signal Publications
  • ASIN: 0897473183
Corsair Fighter Aircraft - F4U Corsair in Action: Aircraft, No. 220
F4U Corsair in Action: Aircraft, No.

Corsair Fighter Aircraft

Updated and expanded edition. Bringing to mind the exploits of “Pappy” Boyington and his Blacksheep Squadron and Tommy Blackburn with the Jolly Rogers, the Corsair is among the most formidable US fighters of WWII. The F4U maintained a kill ratio of 11:1 according to the US Navy and went on to serve in Korea, holding its own in the early years of the Jet Age. The Corsair was first conceived as a high-speed, high-altitude fighter for the Navy in 1938 when Chance Vought’s design team drew up plans for a fighter with an 1,800-hp engine and a huge 13-foot propeller. The Corsair’s famous inverted gull wing design was introduced to allow prop clearance. Handling problems delayed the aircraft’s deployment aboard carriers, but Marine Corps pilots quickly took to the powerful, rugged fighter and VMF-124, the first Marine squadron to fly the Corsair in combat, also produced the first Corsair air ace, Kenneth A. Walsh, by the summer of 1943. A total of 12,571 Corsairs were built between 1940 and 1952, most of them by Vought, but hundreds by Goodyear and Brewster as those companies’ assembly lines had to be pressed into service to meet soaring demand for the remarkable aircraft. This exhaustive volume surveys the history of the Corsair from its first prototype to the restored warb...

  • ASIN: 089747743X

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