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Vought F4U Corsair: boeken - historie en inzet (2/2)

Een boek over Vought F4U Corsair jachtvliegtuigen? Ontdek hier geïllustreerde boeken over de historie, techniek en inzet van Vought jachtvliegtuigen (2/2).

The Vought F4U Corsair - Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War)

First flown in 1940, the prototype Vought F4U Corsair instantly became the fastest fighter in the world and the fastest US 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 417mph. This figure would rise to nearly 450mph in later versions.

Production began in 1941, not only by Vought but also by Goodyear and Brewster, and the F4U entered service with the US Navy in September 1942. The aircraft subsequently came to be extensively used from land and sea by the US Marines, Royal Navy and Royal New Zealand Air Force.
Famous squadrons like VMF-214 'The Black Sheep' and VF-17 'Jolly Rogers', along with many others, maintained total ascendancy over the Japanese for the rest of the war - a remarkable achievement for a single type.

After the Second World War the Corsair remained in production and was used with distinction by the French in Indo-China and again by the US Navy in Korea. Since then Corsairs have achieved significant success in air races and more and more are being restored to fly for museums and warbird enthusiasts the world over.

This comprehensive new book combines technical information and detailed development history with a fascinating combat history told, in many cases, by the Second World War and Korean War pilots themselves. Well researched, readable and illustrated with scores of rare and previously unpublished photographs, Vought F4U Corsair is the perfect book for any fan of the 'bent wing bird'.

Auteur:Martin W Bowman
Uitvoering:121 blz, 24.5 x 19 x 0.8 cm, softcover
Illustraties:120 foto's
Uitgever:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2019)
Serie:Images of War
EAN:9781526705884
Boek: The Vought F4U Corsair - Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War)

The Vought F4U Corsair - Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

Taal: Engels

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Corsair - Vought's F4U in World War II and Korea (Legends of Warfare)

The F4U Corsair, designed by Vought and produced by that firm, as well as, Goodyear and Brewster Aeronautical Corporation, would not only rack up an impressive 11:1 kill ratio against its foes in WWII, but go on to serve through the Korean War as well.
The iconic inverted gull wing of the aircraft, along with its distinctive whistling sound made the Corsair unmistakable to friend and foe alike.

Bladzijden uit het boek Corsair - Vought's F4U in WW II and Korea (1)

The Corsair was remarkable not only in serving the US Navy and Marine Corps in two wars, but also remaining in production through 1952. The Corsair was also the mount of some of the nation's most distinguished aces, including Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, Ken Walsh, and Tom Blackburn.

Through carefully researched photos, many of which have never before been published and which are reproduced in remarkable clarity, the history and details of this iconic aircraft are revealed.

Bladzijden uit het boek Corsair - Vought's F4U in WW II and Korea (2)

Auteur:David Doyle
Uitvoering:112 blz, 23.5 x 24 x 1.8 cm, hardcover
Uitgever:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2018)
Serie:Legends of Warfare
EAN:9780764355035
Boek: Corsair - Vought's F4U in World War II and Korea (Legends of Warfare)

Corsair - Vought's F4U in World War II and Korea

Taal: Engels

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Night Cats and Corsairs - The Operational History of Grumman and Vought Night Fighter Aircraft, 1942-1953

The threat of enemy aircraft striking American naval forces at night with impunity during World War II led the Navy to seek fighter aircraft capable of stopping this threat.
Trace the history of radar-equipped night fighter aircraft produced for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps by the American aircraft companies Grumman and Vought before the arrival of jets with nocturnal capabilities.

World War II squadrons operated night variants of the Vought F4U-2 Corsair and Grumman F6F-3/5N Hellcat while post-war night fighter units were equipped with the Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat and/or Vought F4U-5N/NL.

"Night Cats and Corsairs" contains never before published color and black and white photographs covering the night variants of the F6F Hellcat, F7F Tigercat, F4U-2 and F4U-5N/NL Corsairs.

Auteur:Alan C. Carey
Uitvoering:216 blz, 27.5 x 21 x 2.3 cm, hardcover
Illustraties:200 z/w- en kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2013)
EAN:9780764343735
Boek: Night Cats and Corsairs - The Operational History of Grumman and Vought Night Fighter Aircraft, 1942-1953

Night Cats and Corsairs - The Operational History of Grumman and Vought Night Fighter Aircraft, 1942-1953

Taal: Engels

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F4U Corsair vs Ki-84 'Frank' : 1944-45 (Osprey)

The Vought Corsair was the first American single-engined fighter to exceed 400 mph and establish dominance over the legendary Mitsubishi Type Zero-sen.
The Ki-84 Hayate was introduced by the Japanese specifically to counter this growing American dominance of the skies over the Pacific. Built in greater numbers than any other late war Japanese fighter, nearly 3000 were completed between 1944 and 1945.

This volume examines the clashes between the Corsair and Ki-84 in the closing stages of the war, revealing how Corsair pilots had to adapt their techniques and combat strategies to adapt to these newer types.
It also reveals how the kill rate was largely driven by the reduced quality of fighter pilots after the high casualty rates inflicted on the Japanese air force during the air battles over the Solomon Islands.

Auteur:Edward M. Young
Uitvoering:80 blz, 25 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm, softcover
Illustraties:20 z/w- en 46 kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2016)
Serie:Duel (73)
EAN:9781472814609
Boek: F4U Corsair vs Ki-84 'Frank' : 1944-45 (Osprey)

F4U Corsair vs Ki-84 'Frank' : 1944-45

Taal: Engels

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Corsair Aces of World War 2 (Osprey)

The speed with which the Corsair was rushed into service as a land-based fighter obliged the pilots to learn on the job. The aircraft soon proved to be superior to the Japanese Zero and played a major part in the destruction of Japan's elite air forces in the South Pacific.
Later, in an effort to counter the Kamikaze threat, the Corsair was once again hurriedly pressed into service; this time in its originally intended role as a shipboard fighter. This versatile aircraft saw service with the US Navy and Marines, the British Fleet Air Arm and the RNZAF. Most of the 4FU pilots who recount their experiences within these pages considered it to be the best all-round fighter in the Pacific theatre.

Contents: Guadalcanal Debut - More F4Us Arrive - Tororkina and Munda - The 'Black Sheep' Squadron - US Navy Corsairs - Success in the South West - British Corsairs - The Central Pacific - Appendices.

Auteur:Mark Styling
Uitvoering:96 blz, 24.5 x 19 x 0.7 cm, softcover
Illustraties:Rijk geïllustreerd met foto's en tekeningen (z/w en kleur)
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 1995)
Serie:Aircraft of the Aces (8)
EAN:9781855325302
Boek: Corsair Aces of World War 2 (Osprey)

Corsair Aces of World War 2

Taal: Engels

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F4U Corsair Units of the Korean War (Osprey)

Tells the story of the 26 US Navy Squadrons, most of which were carrier based, and the six Marine Corps F-4 squadrons that flew combat missions against the North Koreans. Drawing from a vast repository of personal interviews with F-4 pilots, the author paints a harrowing picture of the deadly combat of this often forgotten air war. Included in this volume is the story of Lt Guy Bordelon, the US Navy's sole ace of the Korean War, who flew an F4U-5N night-fighter against the night raiders sent up by the Korean Air Force.
Supporting the text is a vast number of previously unpublished private photographs that bring the stories of these pilots to life. Finally the book contains extensive appendices that detail every unit deployment by carrier, air group, Corsair model and tail code, as well as detailed lists noting every Corsair lost in the war.

Contents: Stemming the Communist Tide (July 1950-December 1950) - Enter the Chinese Interdiction Missions (January-December 1951) - Close Air Support-Protecting the Troops - Interdicting the Roads and Railways in North Korea - Memorable Mission Accounts of the Pilots - Navy and Marine Corsair Missions Statistics - All units involved in the war - Combat losses - Plates commentaries.

Auteur:Warren Thompson
Uitvoering:96 blz, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm, softcover
Illustraties:Rijk geïllustreerd met foto's en tekeningen (z/w en kleur)
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2009)
Serie:Combat Aircraft (78)
EAN:9781846034114
Boek: F4U Corsair Units of the Korean War (Osprey)

F4U Corsair Units of the Korean War

Taal: Engels

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Laatste update:13-07-2024