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SB2C 4 Helldiver VB 84 White 205 preparing to launch CV 17 Bunker Hill Feb 1945 01

SB2C 4 Helldiver VB 84 White 205 preparing to launch CV 17 Bunker Hill Feb 1945-01

  The Chance Vought F4U Corsair

National origin:- United States
Role:- Carrier-based fighter aircraft, fighter-bomber, attack aircraft
Manufacturer:- Chance Vought, Goodyear
Designer:- chief engineer Dayton Brown
First flight:- 29 May 1940
Introduction:- 28 December 1942; Retired:- 1979 (Honduras)
Primary users:- United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, Royal Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force
Produced:- between 1942–1953
Number built:- 12,571
Development:- into Goodyear F2G Corsair

The Vought F4U Corsair is an American fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought's manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster: Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured, in 16 separate models, in the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history (1942–53).


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