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Vought F4u Corsair (Air Vanguard)

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This is a definitive technical guide to the Vought F4U Corsair. With over 12,500 produced, the Vought F4U Corsair is one of the icons of mid-20th century military aviation. With a USN kill rate of 11:1 during World War II, demand exceeded Vought's manufacturing capabilities, and it holds the record for longest production run of an US piston-engined fighter aircraft. It was as a Marine Corps aircraft that the Corsair was to become famous, fighting through World War II and Korea. Able to outperform its contemporaries, notably the A6M Zero, the Corsair combined speed, resilience and firepower. It also served in Indochina and Algeria, and in 1969's 'Soccer War' between Honduras and El Salvador, Corsairs were flown by both sides and fought the last propeller-aircraft dogfights in history. Color illustrations and photographs augment the examination of the technical characteristics and combat performance of this exceptional and important aircraft.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781782006268
Author:
D'angina, James
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Author:
D'Angina, James
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military-Aviation History
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Air Vanguard
Publication Date:
20141131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
42 MONO; 15 COL
Pages:
64

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History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » Korean War
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General

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