F4U-? Corsair

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  1. N4521U

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    Found this picture of a Corsair from NAS Livermore, Ca.

    I lived there from '69 till '96. Knew there was a training field there, which is now Lawrence Livermore National Lab, yep That one. The one that keeps getting demonstrated.

    I think this one will be my next 1/48th kit to build, but need to know which model F4U.

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    It seems lesofprimus, Dan, has unsuspectingly answered my question. In taking a very close look at his F4U-1D build, I am sure this one from LVK is in fact an F4U-1D.

    Thanks Dan.
    Would you "concur"?
     

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    Could be, but I wonder if it might be an F4U-4. The length of the tail gear is definitely the taller version on the later models. If the photo was clearer, we might be able to make out the BuNo, which would tell us for sure.
     
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    Tail wheel may be slightly higher, but the -4 differs fromt he -1D mainly that it has a different cowl with a chin inlet on the bottom, the exhaust pattern is slightly different, and they installled a 4 bladed prop, and usually a flat wind screen....

    Ur pic is that of a late-model F4U-1D with new tailwheel assembly...

    The wing root undersides were different on the -4 also, due to the chin intake and revised cowl... There was a fairing under each sides' wingroot at the fuselage/wing intersection, which helps transition from the flatter cowl underside to the roundish fuselage....
     
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    Ah, I knew I should have left it to the guys who are a little more well versed on the Corsair than myself.
     
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    #6 N4521U, Dec 2, 2010
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    I do have a larger picture, the Bu no appears to be 92041.
    Does this help? Could this be an FG-1D if it is in order as listed below?

    This text below was taken from the listed web site of serial numbers.
    92041 seems to have been overlooked.

    http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries10.html

    Goodyear FG-1D Corsair

    92017
    set piston fighter endurance record of 17 hours 5 minues Jan 23, 1946.

    92044
    (c/n 3305) to New Zealand as NZ5648. Currently airworthy with the Old Flying Machine Company in the UK. This serial may not be genuine since 88391 (c/n 3205) to New Zealand as NZ5648. Made airworthy as NX55JP. Now with Old Flying Machine Company at Duxford, UK as G-BXUL painted in US Navy colors with false BuNo 92844. Registered Feb 23, 2006 to Air Tight Trust of Ardmore, New Zealand as ZK-COR

    92050
    registered as N194G with James Axtell of Elizabeth, CO.
     
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    FG-1D is the same as F4U-1D just different manufacturers....
     
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    #8 N4521U, Dec 3, 2010
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    So then, can anyone ID serial number 92041?
    I am unable to.

    (must check entry before posting)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Dont understand ur last post... Most serial number listings are incomplete, so dont base too much decision with this crates serial.... The pic u posted is a -1D series aircraft, so I would recommend u use the Trumpter 1/32 kit... Great kit detail for the $$$...
     
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    I didn't check the text before posting. Corrected above.

    Wasn't looking to fill the cabinet with one big one. Was looking at the Tamiya 61085 F4U-1D with the tow motor in 1/48th.
     
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    Good kit right there....
     
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    That's what I needed to know! That will be it.
     
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