F4U-5P Corsair in Korea

Here’s a first Corsair profile, depicting F4U-5P BuNo 122019 which was flown by VC-61’s Detachment A on board the USS Philippine Sea off the Korean coast during the winter of 1950-1951. The F4U-5P was the photo-recon variant of the F4U-5, and could be identified by the camera windows on both sides of the fuselage. The […]

Vought F4U Corsair

The Corsair was the US Navy’s best performer in WW2 but was a difficult aircraft to fly. In comparison the Hellcat was safer, cheaper and easier to build, at the expense of slightly inferior performance. Aces like Gregory Boyington ensured the “bent-wing bird’s” fame rapidly, and the aircraft remained in service with various airforces long […]