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F4U-1 and F4U-1A Corsairs from MCAS Cherry Point, October 1943.

F4U-1 and F4U-1A Corsairs from MCAS Cherry Point. To compensate for the additional weight added by changes from the XF4U-1, Vought installed a P&W R-2800-8 engine with 2,000-HP for take-off. October 1943. [National Archives]

Night-Fighting F4U-2s of VF[N]-101 are spotted for launch onboard the USS Enterprise, January 1944.

Night-Fighting F4U-2s of VF[N]-101 are spotted for launch onboard the USS Enterprise. Externally, the -2 was easily identified by the radome on the starboard wing. January 1944. [National Archives]

White-nosed F4U-1D comes back to the USS Bennington after a battering from Japanese defenses on Okinawa, April 7, 1945.

White-nosed F4U-1D comes back to the USS Bennington after a battering from Japanese defenses on Okinawa. VMF-112 and 123 were assigned to CV-20, April 7, 1945. [National Archives]

To repair battle damage, a F4U-1D in a service area in the Gilbert Islands, July 12, 1945.

To repair battle damage, a F4U-1D is getting a new plate riveted on by ground crew in a service area in the Gilbert Islands. July 12, 1945. [National Archives]

F4U-1 Cockpit showing instrument panel and left side.

F4U-1 Cockpit showing instrument panel and left side. [Vought]

F4U-1A [55995] of Navy Ace Ira Kepford [VF-17] displays 16 kill marks and Jolly Roger flag on cowling. New Georgia, February 1944.

F4U-1A [55995] of Navy Ace Ira Kepford [VF-17] displays 16 kill marks and Jolly Roger flag on cowling. The first Corsair equipped Navy squadron to see combat, the Jolly Rogers blazed their way through the skies to bag 154 official kills during WWII. New Georgia, February 1944. [National Archives]

F4U-1C [50277] Experimental modification

F4U-1C [50277] Experimental modification.

The F4U-1C differed from the F4U-1A in armament. In place of the 6-.50 cal. guns, Vought armed the "C" model with 4 20-mm M-2 cannons each having 20 rounds. [Vought]

F4U-1D Touches down onboard the USS Ranger in December 1944.

F4U-1D Touches down onboard the USS Ranger in December 1944. [National Archives]

Navy F4U-1A flown by Lt. [JG] Tom Killefer of VF-17, March 5, 1944.

Navy F4U-1A flown by Lt. [JG] Tom Killefer of VF-17 landed dead-stick on Nissan Island in the Green Island group after a complete engine failure. After repairs that night and following day, Killefer flew out. Note 5 kill marks under the cockpit. March 5, 1944. [National Archives]

A F4U-1P of VF-84 heads out for a recon mission over Iwo Jima, February 19, 1945.

A F4U-1P of VF-84 heads out for a recon mission over Iwo Jima. February 19, 1945. [National Archives]


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