Chance Vought F4U Corsair

Maciej Noszczak

Date Published :
May 2018
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Series :
Illustration :
Multiple drawing sheets and 10 color profiles
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788365437815
Pages : 20
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock


In February 1938, the United States Navy opened a competition for a new fighter. His maximum speed and operational ceiling were to exceed all the machines that the American aviation had at the time. Among others, the Chance Vought company entered the competition. The Corsair was designed by a team of engineers led by Rex Beisel, the company’s chief constructor. The prototype XF4U-1 was flown on May 29, 1940. The Corsair was powered by an eighteen-cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp. That was the largest and the most powerful radial engine ever installed in a single-seat front fighter


“Highly recommended to both aircraft historians or plastic modelers alike.”

- AMPS Indianapolis

“This is a very handy reference publication for modelers…. I was particularly impressed with the two pages which illustrate and graphically describe the visible external changes in the Corsair's development.”


“This is a very nice, well laid out book. As with other books in the series, this one should be used along with other reference material to ensure the accuracy of your model.”


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