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.
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.
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 glory, WW II airplanes, Modern Military aircraft). Enjoy!