F4U Corsair (multiple)

Several examples of the bent-wing Vought F4U Corsair examples I’ve photographed at the Udvar-Hazy, Evergreen Aviation Museum, Olympia, Pima Air&Space Museum, Museum of Flight, PoF Chino Patriots Point and elsewhere on the air show circuit.

FG-1D 88297; Imperial War Museum 2008

There is some doubt in my mind that these are all of the same airframe. The first photo was taken Feb. 17 and clearly shows the yellow cowling. It also is in a normal display area and part of a Spitfire is visible in the lower right of the frame. There is an orange notice of some sort taped to the fuselage right below the cockpit. The remainder of the photos were taken Feb. 19, two days later, and the plane clearly is in a different location — nosed up against a wall. It also appears to be far dustier than the earlier photo. A little research shows the IWM had two different Corsairs — a Chance Vought FG-1D Corsair G-FGID (which wears these markings); and a Goodyear FG-1D Corsair N55JP (which may not have been there at that time.) Just interesting that the planes look different, and obviously have changed locations in the short span between those visits.

F4U-7 133722; Erickson Collection in Madras, Ore. 2017

Vought (Goodyear) FG-1D 92095; Evergreen Aviation Museum; 2015

F4U-1A 17799; Chino PoF 2018

Was used in the TV series Black Sheep Squadron

F4U-4 97390; Yanks/Chino 2018

Goodyear FG-1D 92436; Olympic Air Museum 2018

F4U-1D 50375; NASM Udvar-Hazy 2015

F4U-4 97142; Pima Air&Space Museum 2017

F2G-1D 88454 Super Corsair; Museum of Flight 2013

This was the first production aircraft and was acquired from the Marine Corps by the Champlin Fighter Museum. Only two “Super Corsairs” still exist, and the Museum of Flight’s Super Corsair is listed as not-flightworthy. However, I photographed what appears to be the very same plane during an airshow at Paine Field in 2016.

Museum of Flight 2008

Museum of Flight 2008

F2G-1D Corsair; HFF Paine Field 2016

F4U-5P #123168; Detroit 2010

This was brought back to airworthy status using parts from #122179

Goodyear FG-1D 88382; Museum of Flight 2010

Goodyear FG-1D 88368; Patriots Point 2013