The Men Who Flew the Vought F4U Corsair

  • Subject: Aviation | Fall 2019 Catalog | Holiday Catalog
  • Format:
    Hardcover
  • Pages:
    pages
  • Illustrations:
    Martin Bowman's comprehensive new book combines technical information and detailed development history with a fascinating combat history told, in many cases, by World War II pilots themselves.
  • Published:
    October 1, 2019
  • ISBN-10:
    152670580X
  • ISBN-13:
    9781526705808
  • Product Dimensions:
    9 × 6 × 1 in
  • Product Weight:
    18 oz
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Overview

First flown in 1940, the prototype Vought F4U Corsair instantly became the fastest fighter in the world and the fastest U.S. aircraft of any description. Powered by a huge 18-cylinder Pratt and Whitney Double Wasp engine driving an enormous 13 feet 4-inch propeller, the first Corsairs were capable of speeds of 417 mph. This figure would rise to nearly 450 mph in later versions, despite the fact that fuel load and overall weight was increased.


Martin Bowman's comprehensive new book combines technical information and detailed development history with a fascinating combat history told, in many cases, by World War II pilots themselves. Well researched and illustrated with dozens of rare and previously unpublished photographs, The Men Who Flew the Vought F4U Corsair is for any fan of the “bent wing bird.”