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Vought F4U-1 Corsair

By Htam

TAM_7141.jpg@ Lancaster, CA

March 2018

Early morning photography at Fox Airfield while there to cover the LA County Airshow.  I decided to use the tall tail of the F4U to deal with the sun which seemed to work out well.  Post-war, this combat veteran Corsair was used as a Hollywood movie prop at the Twentieth Century Fox Studios until it was eventually acquired by Planes of Fame Air Museum in 1970.  The gull-wing design of the F4U Corsair makes the aircraft one of the most distinctive fighters of World War II. First flown on May 29, 1940, it was the first single-engine fighter able to exceed 400 mph in level flight.  Nikon D7100 w/18-200mm.

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