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1940 Vought F4U Corsair by melkorius 1940 Vought F4U Corsair by melkorius
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The Vought F4U Corsair was a carrier-capable fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought's manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster: Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured by Vought, in 16 separate models, in the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history (1942–1953).

The Corsair served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, Fleet Air Arm and the Royal New Zealand Air Force, as well as the French Navy Aéronavale and other, smaller, air forces until the 1960s. It quickly became the most capable carrier-based fighter-bomber of World War II. Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II, and the U.S. Navy counted an 11:1 kill ratio with the F4U Corsair. As well as being an outstanding fighter, the Corsair proved to be an excellent fighter-bomber, serving almost exclusively in the latter role throughout the Korean War and during the French colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria.
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aero3-5 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Early Corsairs had a reinforced canopy called a "birdcage". I think the Japanese called this plane the "Whistling Death". I assume this is a later model of the Corsair. After WW2 it was manufactured as an attack plane, I think the designation was AU-1.
madD-3 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
is that entirely over-layed on a photo or is the gravel fake too?
melkorius Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
yes, the backgroud is a photo...only the plane is 3D :D
Al-Kabeer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Nicely Done ........ Good Luck !
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