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Aircraft Pictorial 7 – F4U-1 Corsair Vol. 1

Using the varied holdings of the National Archives and the National Air and Space Museum, Dana Bell presents a fresh interpretation of the F4U-1’s history and technology. The book presents: – the truth behind the 1943 decision to remove Corsairs from US Navy aircraft carriers – the story behind the unofficial “-1A” designation – a completely new explanation of the camouflage schemes carried by early Corsairs – the first explanation of the Molins six-shooter flare launcher – the first images of VF-17’s external drop tanks – the five tail wheel struts used by Corsairs – the standard radios and antenna variations – the canopy and turtle-deck variations – the Westinghouse 19A jet engine experiments – the parallel-development of the Brewster F3A-1 and Goodyear FG-1 – serial number lists with production changes – the story of the British Corsair Mark I – dozens of never-before-published photos . A second volume will cover the raised cockpit versions of the -1 Corsair: the 1A, -1C, and -1D. This will be a valuable addition to the library of any scale-modeller or aviation enthusiast.

AUTHOR – Dana Bell

PUBLISHER – Classic Warships Publishing

FORMAT – Softback

PAGES – 72

PUBLISHED – 2014

ISBN – 978 0 9857149 7 0

 

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Using the varied holdings of the National Archives and the National Air and Space Museum, Dana Bell presents a fresh interpretation of the F4U-1’s history and technology. The book presents: – the truth behind the 1943 decision to remove Corsairs from US Navy aircraft carriers – the story behind the unofficial “-1A” designation – a completely new explanation of the camouflage schemes carried by early Corsairs – the first explanation of the Molins six-shooter flare launcher – the first images of VF-17’s external drop tanks – the five tail wheel struts used by Corsairs – the standard radios and antenna variations – the canopy and turtle-deck variations – the Westinghouse 19A jet engine experiments – the parallel-development of the Brewster F3A-1 and Goodyear FG-1 – serial number lists with production changes – the story of the British Corsair Mark I – dozens of never-before-published photos . A second volume will cover the raised cockpit versions of the -1 Corsair: the 1A, -1C, and -1D. This will be a valuable addition to the library of any scale-modeller or aviation enthusiast.

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