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By James D'Angina

This can be a definitive technical consultant to the Vought F4U Corsair. With over 12,500 produced, the Vought F4U Corsair is likely one of the icons of mid-20th century army aviation. With a USN kill cost of 11:1 in the course of global conflict II, call for surpassed Vought's production functions, and it holds the list for longest construction run of an US piston-engined fighter plane. It used to be as a Marine Corps airplane that the Corsair was once to turn into recognized, battling via international warfare II and Korea. in a position to outperform its contemporaries, significantly the A6M 0, the Corsair mixed pace, resilience and firepower. It additionally served in Indochina and Algeria, and in 1969's 'Soccer conflict' among Honduras and El Salvador, Corsairs have been flown by way of either side and fought the final propeller-aircraft dogfights in heritage. colour illustrations and pictures increase the exam of the technical features and strive against functionality of this unheard of and demanding airplane.

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