F4U serial numbers?

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    Hello, gentlemen,
    Doing some research about the Corsairs, I'd like to ask for someone to provide informations about the serial number ranges. Eg. seems that F4U-1D starts from serial JT-555, but what serial is the last one for the -1D? The F4U-1"A" starts from JT-100 and ends with JT-554 (the -1A never being official version name)?
    I'm looking forward for the good data corrections of my initial informations :)
     
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    Tomo P - go to Joe Baugher's website..
     
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    #3 GregP, Apr 19, 2013
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    They had Bureau Numbers, not serial numbers. Here's what I have. The Planes of Fame Corsair is an F4U-1A produced by Bought and is Bu No 17799 and is the oldest one flying. We are returning it to F4U-1A configurartion from the F4U-1D confiduration at this time, for historical correctness.

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    No comment, Tomo?
     
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    No rush, Greg, I was in bed from 22 till 6:30, Central European Time.

    Thanks for the feedback, people.
    About serials/BuNo - the manual of the F4U mentions them in such a format (eg. JT-100).
     
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    yah, forgot to mention the list was US Bureau Numbers. When they transfer to another country, we have NO control of the numbers assigned. I didn't catch that you were looking for British aircraft numbers ...
     
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