Chance Vought F4U Corsair

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    #1 Snautzer01, Mar 15, 2010
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    part 1

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    #2 Snautzer01, Mar 15, 2010
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    #3 Snautzer01, Mar 15, 2010
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    corsair_11.jpg corsair_12.jpg corsair_13.jpg corsair_14.jpg corsair_15.jpg part 3
     
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    #4 Snautzer01, Mar 15, 2010
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    part 4

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    Sweet. Gotta love the Corsair!!!
     
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    Some more great finds, snautzer01! In the first set of photos that Corsair would seem tobe from the Korean War era, correct? Lokking at the first 2 photos in part 1; there are 4 guns in the wings. Other shots of the F4U show 6 guns, I'm thinking these are WWII era.
    I am making an assumption of the timeframe for the first 2 shots mostly based on the pilots headgear, but if this is around 1950-53 did these Corsairs keep the 50 cals as wing guns or did they switch to a 20 mm machine-cannon?
    Thanks
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    Those are F4U-4Bs Derek, and you are correct, they are Korean War era. Originally, F4U-4s were equipped with the same armament as F4U-1s when they entered WWII at the very end. There's also claims that some F4U-4Bs did make it into World War II, but as far as I know they're unsubstantiated.

    Great photos!
     
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    Actually Catch, I think those top pics are F4U-4C's. The 4 and 4B had the 6x50's (as you pointed out) and the only difference between the 4 and 4B was the 4B was the designation for the planes destined for use by the FAA.

    Let me know if I'm mistaken....
     
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    #9 Snautzer01, Mar 16, 2010
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    part 5

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    You're not mistaken at all, though they are -4Bs. There was a weird change in designation at some point between the wars and nobody's quite sure what happened other than that the FAA never received any F4U-4s. By Korea, all cannon armed -4s were designated Bs.
     
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    Ah, thanks for the info......
     
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    No problem! :)
     
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    One of my favorite planes. :thumbup:


    Wheels
     
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    Great shots!
     
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    Great shots. The Corsair is just one of those birds that just screams FIGHTER !!
     
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    #18 Snautzer01, Dec 1, 2014
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    #20 Snautzer01, Dec 11, 2014
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