Recently, the Friday pictures have been low-level shots of Starfighters, North American beauties, and even a few Jaguars. Today, I returned to the land of airplane soulfood and chose two shots of the first airplane I adored – the Vought F4U Corsair. Yes, I watched a lot of Baa Baa Black Sheep.
Fitted with a Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial engine, the plane used a large 13’ 4” propeller to handle all of the horsepower and a gull wing was added to help it stand higher and keep the prop clear of the ground. As a kid, I did not know that – all I knew is that it looked great. Here it is in all its glory.
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