FAA Corsair I Canopies

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  1. Catch22

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    Which canopy did the Fleet Air Arm "Birdcage" Corsairs have? There is one with a bulge and one without a bulge, and I'm trhinking they had the bulge as I've seen pictures of them with it, but was also told that they had the non-bulge ones. Can anyone help me out?

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    There were 95 Corsair Is delivered to the RN starting about mid year 1943. They were roughly equivalent to the F4U1. I have photos of some of them and some seemed to have a slight bulge in the top panel of the "birdcage" canopy(about the size of a crash helmet," and some did not.
     
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    Perfect, thanks!
     
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