F4U Corsair Special Edition CD

Price: $29.95

  • CD contains 9 magazines
  • All in Acrobat PDF format
  • Print a personal copy
  • Allow 1 week for US delivery

September 1971

  • Old Hog Nose, veteran pilot rates the F4U Corsair
  • Ford had a better deal, four decades with the “Tin Goose”
  • Bomber One, BT-1 the fleet’s first modern diver bomber
  • Sky Tiger, Bell’s Airacuda… bomber destroyer without a mission

January 1974

  • The Ultimate Corsairs, F4Us in the Pacific and Korea
  • Stratojet, flying the Queen of the Strategic Air Command
  • Skymaster, continuing the DC legend with the first of America’s superliners
  • Tri-Winged Terror, a Galaxy of Fokker triplane aces

January 1978

  • Sweathogs of the Solomons, a Marine F4U Corsair combat pilot’s diary
  • The Radar War, Luftwaffe stalks the R.A.F.
  • The Forgotten Fokkers, fabulous firsts and forlorn flops
  • Huff-Daland in 3D, from dusters to keystone bombers

July 1979

  • Welcome Aboard! Carrier crackups, crunches, and catastrophes
  • On Foreign Fields, captured allied aircraft
  • F-111 Billion Dollar Blunder
  • Mustang Milestones, pictorial evolution of the P-51

September 1981

  • The Last Corsair, restoring an F4U for the ages
  • The Nine Day Wonders, America’s WWII glider training fleet
  • Crossing the High Frontier, Lockheed’s XC-35
  • “Leave It To Beaver”, a rugged bush plane joins the service

September 1989

  • Pirate of the Pacific, the Vought F4U Corsair
  • Hawker Hunter, world’s longest lived combat airplane
  • Carrier Pigeon, Curtiss delivers the mail

October 1989

  • Wait Until Dark, night combat missions over North Korea
  • Payload! The Fairchild C-123

August 1994

  • 3rd Generation Corsairs, 60 years of close air support
  • Grumman’s Seabirds, airborne amphibians: Goose, Duck, Mallard

June 1995

  • Corsair, story of Vought’s revolutionary Navy fighter

Bonus Features

  • F4U-1 Pilot’s Handbook 1944
  • F4U-4 Pilot’s Handbook 1944
  • F4U-4 Pilot’s Handbook 1946
  • F4U-5 Pilot’s Handbook 1951
  • F4U-4 Assembly Breakdown
  • F4U I-IV Pilot’s Notes
  • Over 550 F4U Corsair photos

Vought F4U-1A Specifications

f4u-1-diagramGeneral characteristics

  • Crew: 1 pilot
  • Length: 33 ft 4 in (10.1 m)
  • Wingspan: 41 ft 0 in (12.5 m)
  • Height: 16 ft 1 in (4.90 m)
  • Wing area: 314 ft2 (29.17 m2)
  • Empty weight: 8,982 lb (4,073 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 11,432 lb (5,185 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-8 radial engine, 2,000 hp (1,491 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 417 mph (362 kn, 671 km/h)
  • Range: 1,015 mi (882 nmi (1,633 km))
  • Service ceiling: 36,900 ft (11,247 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,890 ft/min (15.2 m/s)

Armament

  • Guns:
    • 4 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) AN/M2 Browning machine guns, 400 rounds per gun
    • 2 × 0.50 in AN/M2 Browning machine guns, 375 rounds per gun
  • Rockets: 4 × 5 in (12.7 cm) High Velocity Aircraft Rockets and/or
  • Bombs: 2,000 pounds (910 kg)

Vought F4U-4 Specifications

f4u-4-diagramGeneral characteristics

  • Crew: 1 pilot
  • Length: 33 ft 8 in (10.2 m)
  • Wingspan: 41 ft 0 in (12.5 m)
  • WS Folded: 17 ft 0.5 in (5.2 m)
  • Height: 14 ft 9 in (4.50 m)
  • Empty weight: 9,205 lb (4,174 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 12,405 lb (5,626 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-18W radial engine, 2,325 hp (1,710 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 453 mph (395 kn, 731 km/h)
  • Range: 897 mi (602 nmi (1,115 km))
  • Service ceiling: 41,500ft (12,649 m)
  • Rate of climb: 3,870ft/min (19.7 m/s)

Armament

  • Guns:
    • 6 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) AN/M2 Browning machine guns, 400 rounds per gun or
    • 4 × 0.79 in (20 mm) M2 cannon
  • Rockets: 8 × 5 in (12.7 cm) high velocity aircraft rockets and/or
  • Bombs: 4,000 pounds (1,800 kg)

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