Built in response to a 1938 U.S. Navy request for a high speed, high altitude
naval fighter, the F4U went on to become perhaps the most highly regarded
fighter in the Pacific theater.
The Chance Vought F4U Corsair saw service in
World War II and the Korean War (and in isolated local conflicts).
Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. The
Corsair served in some air forces until the 1960s, following the longest
production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history (1942?1952). Some
Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War
II. The U.S. Navy counted an 11:1 kill ratio for every F4U shot down.
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This AAF training manual will give the history of the aircraft and walk you
through all systems and operations; They are an absolute must see.
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Vought F4U-4 Pilot 's Handbook of flight
operation instructions (1944)
This original Handbook of Flight Operating Instructions for the legendary
F4U Corsair told the transitioning pilot's everything they
needed to know before climbing into the cockpit. Complete with
systems diagrams, performance charts, flight procedures etc.
The F4U Corsair was recognized as one of the best fighters of WWII.
View: Vought F4U-4 Pilot 's Handbook of flight operation instructions (1944)
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Pilot's Handbook for Vought Corsair Navy
Models F4U-5, -5N, -5N1, -5P (1950)
Another rare pilot's manual for the Chance Vought F4U Corsair. A later
model handbook ready for you to explore and enjoy, complete with
details of all cockpit instrumentation, normal and emergency
check-lists, descriptions of operations equipment, performance
charts, photographs and drawings etc. A must read to better
understand this legendary aircraft.
View: Pilot's Handbook for Vought Corsair Navy Models F4U-5, -5N, -5N1, -5P (1950)