• aviationmegastore.com
  • aviationoutletstore.com
  • aviationshopsupplies.com
  • aviationmegatrade.com
  • 737-simulator.com

Public holidays

Amended or confirmed opening hours of the Luchtvaart Hobby Shop in Aalsmeerderbrug on the following dates:
Aviation Megastore website is available without limitations. Orders are processed during shop operating hours.

Frequent buyers programme

Collect Megapoints for Megavouchers
Read the conditions...

Hold & Store service ©

Aviation Megastore offers unique Hold & Store service © for internet customers that wish to combine several individual orders to one single shipment, reducing the overall shipping cost significantly.
Read more...

The Vought F4U Corsair (Pen & Sword 9781526705884)

The Vought F4U Corsair  9781526705884
The Vought F4U Corsair (Pen & Sword 9781526705884)
€ 18.30
EU: incl. tax € 19.95
 
Specifications
Category:Aviation Books
Subcategory:WW2 US Aircraft
ISBN/Box:9781526705884
Series:Images of War
Publisher/Brand:Pen & Sword
Author:Martin Bowman
No. Pages:166
Version:Soft cover
Language:English
Availability:Temporarily Out of Stock.

Click here to be notified when this product becomes available again

Add this product to my wishlist

This product was added to our database on Friday 20 December 2019.

Share this product
Product description

Category Aviation Books, Subcategory WW2 US Aircraft, ISBN/Box 9781526705884, Series Images of War, Publisher/Brand Pen & Sword, Author Martin Bowman, No. Pages 166, Version Soft cover, Language English

First flown in 1940, the prototype Vought F4U Corsair instantly became the fastest fighter in the world and the fastest US aircraft of any description. Powered by a huge 18-cylinder Pratt and Whitney Double Wasp engine driving an enormous 13 feet 4 inch propeller, the first Corsairs were capable of 417mph. This figure would rise to nearly 450mph in later versions.

Production began in 1941, not only by Vought but also by Goodyear and Brewster, and the F4U entered service with the US Navy in September 1942. The aircraft subsequently came to be extensively used from land and sea by the US Marines, Royal Navy and Royal New Zealand Air Force. Famous squadrons like VMF-214 'The Black Sheep' and VF-17 'Jolly Rogers', along with many others, maintained total ascendancy over the Japanese for the rest of the war - a remarkable achievement for a single type.

After the Second World War the Corsair remained in production and was used with distinction by the French in Indo-China and again by the US Navy in Korea. Since then Corsairs have achieved significant success in air races and more and more are being restored to fly for museums and warbird enthusiasts the world over.

This comprehensive new book combines technical information and detailed development history with a fascinating combat history told, in many cases, by the Second World War and Korean War pilots themselves. Well researched, readable and illustrated with scores of rare and previously unpublished photographs, Vought F4U Corsair is the perfect book for any fan of the 'bent wing bird'.



Shopping cart

Your shopping cart is empty.
 

Shop near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. LOOK INSIDE !

When in the Netherlands,
visit our shop near
Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport.

Click on the image below for
extended tour.

 

Fly in the B737NG Simulator

cockpit_180px