Allied Fighters: Vought F4U Corsair Series

Solomons Theatre 1943-1944

Michael Claringbould

The Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles to date of aircraft which served in the Pacific theatre. Volume Four focuses on the US Navy, US Marine Corps and RNZAF squadrons which operated land based F4U series Corsair fighters throughout the Solomons theatre from February 1943 onwards.
Date Published :
October 2021
Publisher :
Avonmore Books
Series :
Pacific Profiles
Illustration :
Fully Illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9780648926238
Pages : 112
Dimensions : 9.84 X 6.93 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$42.95

Overview
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The Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles to date of aircraft which served in the Pacific theater. Volume Four focuses on the US Navy, US Marine Corps and RNZAF squadrons which operated land based F4U series Corsair fighters throughout the Solomons theater from February 1943 onwards. The distinctive markings schemes, unit heraldry and nose art varied considerably between models and squadrons, the latter of which developed their own particular markings themes and patterns.

This volume illustrates the precise markings of each Corsair squadron, from the early “birdcage” F4U-1 series through to the later F4U-1A “bubble” canopy models. Each profile is accompanied by supporting photos along with a brief history of the aircraft. A wide range of reference material was sourced to illustrate each profile, including colour movie film, post-war wreck surveys, official records, diaries and hundreds of photos.

The author, Michael John Claringbould, is world-renown for his expertise on both the Allied and Japanese sides of the Pacific theater. Never before have such meticulous colour profiles of the Corsair family been illustrated so accurately, and with such attendant detail.

About The Author
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Raised in Port Moresby, Michael Claringbould is a globally recognized expert on the New Guinea air war and Japanese aviation in particular.

REVIEWS
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"...new volumes from Australian researcher and artist Michael Claringbould place the two widely differing fighters in sharp focus with photos and meticulous profiles, as well as equally ppealing illustrations to support the fact-filled text that create an encyclopedic look at the area war in the mid-war in the Pacific and the markings of specific aircraft in theater at the time."

- Naval Aviation News

"...truly an outstanding reference book for the Pacific theater of war and Corsairs in general, really top-notch stuff."

- Large Scale Planes

"This is a great book on F4U Corsairs."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"...each chapter covers a specific squadron and goes into considerable detail about markings for individual aircraft."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"The numerous reference photos and descriptions are incredible which will aide a modeler is getting the correct markings or conditions the aircraft were in during the harsh operational environment."

- IPMS/USA

"The book covers each of these squadrons in greater or lesser detail, showing each squadron's common markings and colors along with a number of great photos and profiles based on those photos as you can see by the example provided on the left. Each full color profile provides information on that particular aircraft."

- ModelingMadness.Com

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