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Vought F4U Corsair Volume I (SC) - Kagero - KG3052
Vought F4U Corsair Volume I (SC) - Kagero - KG3052

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Monograph 52; Szlagor, Wieliczko. This volume deals with the design and development phase from the XF4U-1 prototype through F4U-1, F4U-1A and F4U-1D models to F4U-2 night fighter version and the high-altitude XF4U-3 prototype. Camouflage and markings of the Corsairs serving with the US Navy and US Marine Corps between 1942 and 1945. Based on hundreds of pages from original war diaries of Marine squadrons operating Corsairs, details their operational service during the Solomons campaign and the aerial offensive against the Japanese fortress of Rabaul, covering the period between February 1943 and early 1944. It was in the South Pacific that Corsairs proved their worth and earned a well deserved fame. English text; 104 pages.