Vought F4-1D Corsair (Spring 2016)

In this post,  I would like to write few words about amazing and beautiful American aircraft which saw service during World War II and Korean War. Vought F4-1D Corsair has amazing kill ratio – 11 to 1 – that is for one F4 lost there were  11 enemy aircraft destroyed.

Vought F4-1D Corsair and Curtis P-40E Kittyhawk
Vought F4-1D Corsair and Curtis P-40E Kittyhawk

There were more than fifteen thousand F4 built and the aircraft served as a workhorse in U.S. Navy and Marine aviation in the role of fighter and fighter-bomber. It was also used by air forces of Australia and New Zeland long after the end of the WW II.

Vought F4-1D Corsair
Vought F4-1D Corsair

This beautifully restored Vought F4U is on display in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center located next to the Dulles International Airport.

Additional info about Vought F4U from the Smithsonian website.

Here are other posts from the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center – this place is not getting old 🙂 (Vought F4-1D Corsair, Horten HO III F, Panoramas of Museum, Restoring the gloryWW II airplanes, Modern Military aircraft). Enjoy!

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