Ordered by the Navy in 1938, the F4U Corsair was one of the finest fighter aircraft of World War 2.  The Corsair was designed around the Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine, which produced as much as 2850 hp in later models.  An engine that powerful required a very large propeller, so the wings were gulled to provide the necessary clearance.


Dale 'Snort' Snodgrass flies a beautiful Corsair over Virginia Beach.
The Collings Foundation Corsair.  This is a late war model and the pod on the wing is for a radar system.





"Korean War Hero" at NAS Oceana.
Capt. Walter Ohlrich Jr. (USN Ret) flying a newly restored Corsair at NAS Oceana.
  Corsair painted in British Royal Navy colors  
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