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F4U-1 Corsair Vol 1 (SC)- Classic Warships - CW5007
F4U-1 Corsair Vol 1 (SC) - Classic Warships - CW5007

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Aircraft Pictorial 7; Bell. The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was an American fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. The Corsair was designed as a carrier-based aircraft, however its difficult carrier landing performance rendered the Corsair unsuitable for Navy use until the carrier landing issues were overcome when used by the British Fleet Air Arm. The Corsair thus came to and retained prominence in its area of greatest deployment: land based use by the U.S. Marines. After the carrier landing issues had been tackled it quickly became the most capable carrier-based fighter-bomber of World War II. The Corsair served almost exclusively as a fighter-bomber throughout the Korean War and during the French colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria. This volume includes General history, serials numbers, illustrated with over 100 black & white photos, 5 color photos, 4 pages of color profiles, 7 diagrams, 72 pages.

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