Vought F4U Corsair

Karoly Bear, Marcin Giepierski, Richard Kovalcik

A comprehensive kit build of the Vought F4U Corsair - features 123 photos, 18 colour profiles and an A4 poster.
Publication date:
April 2021
Publisher :
Kagero
Language:
English
Series :
Kit Build
Illustration :
120 photos, 8 color profiles, A4 poster
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9788366673243

Dimensions : 297 X 210 mm
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£18.50

Overview
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In February 1938, the United States Navy opened a competition for a new fighter. Its 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, the largest and the most powerful radial engine ever installed in a single-seat front fighter.