Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair

War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, New Mexico
This particular aircraft flew off of the carrier Valley Forge during
the Korean War.  These Corsairs were the last propeller-driven fighters
built in the United States.  There were 16 models of the Corsair.  The inverted 
gull wing (that dip as the wing comes off of the fuselage) was created so
that the landing struts could be short enough to retract yet provide
enough headroom for the large propellers during landing and take-off.


This line drawing of a different Corsair modelwas created
 by Kaboldy and is used here under 
Creative Commons license: Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0.

© Robert Barnes 2018