Chance Vought F4U Corsair

Maciej Noszczak

In February 1938, the United States Navy opened a competition for a new fighter. His maximum speed and operational ceiling were to exceed all the machines that the American aviation had at the time. Among others, the Chance Vought company entered the competition.
Publication date:
April 2018
Publisher :
Kagero
Language:
English
Series :
Top Drawings
Illustration :
10 color profiles
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9788365437815

Dimensions : 297 X 210 mm
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£17.95

Overview
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In February 1938, the United States Navy opened a competition for a new fighter. His maximum speed and operational ceiling were to exceed all the machines that the American aviation had at the time. Among others, the Chance Vought company entered the competition. The Corsair was designed by a team of engineers led by Rex Beisel, the company's chief constructor. The prototype XF4U-1 was flown on May 29, 1940. The Corsair was powered by an eighteen-cylinder Pratt& Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp. That was the largest and the most powerful radial engine ever installed in a single-seat front fighter.

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