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 1942â€“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 (1942â€“53).
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