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Posted: 8/2/2005 3:19:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 3:27:41 AM EDT
Very nice.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 3:36:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 3:48:31 AM EDT by OLY-M4gery]
"C" model?

Vought F4U-5NL Corsair
124692 to Honduras AF as FAH-607. Returned to USA under civilian ownership in 1979. To Collings Foundation 1988 and rebuilt 1988-1997. Registered as N45NL Jan 6, 1997. Ditched off New Smyrna Beach, FL Mar 4, 1997 after engine failure; recovered after 2 weeks underwater and allegedly to be rebuilt. Seen at Sun'n'Fun, Lakeland, FL Apr 2004, so presumably repaired.



Link Posted: 8/2/2005 3:41:51 AM EDT
I saw one in Chino a few years back.

A breathtaking piece of machinery.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 3:49:43 AM EDT
Man, that looks almost as fun as shooting. Wow.

ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 3:56:17 AM EDT
Sweet airplane.

If only those six .50's were live.....
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:09:50 AM EDT
I've seen them up close in museums. When you see them in person, they are much bigger than you would think.

A big plane. And a great one.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:26:20 AM EDT
I have a book that tells of a Marine pilot who chased a Japanese bomber to a high altitude. It was so cold up there the guns froze.

The Jarhead bumped his throttle up and began closing in on the bomber. He could see the Japanese tailgunner frantically beating his frozen gun.

The Marine proceeded to chew the tail control surfaces off the Japanese plane with that 13-foot diameter prop. The bomber went out of control, and the Marine RTB and received credit for a kill. There's a picture of him standing in front of his airplane with the damaged prop.

Tough bird.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:31:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 7:39:08 AM EDT by OLY-M4gery]

Originally Posted By osprey21:
Sweet airplane.

If only those six .50's were live.....

F4U-5NL is a winterized, night fighter version of the F4U.

I thought it was an F4U-1C, because of the 20mm cannons in the wing, it has 4.

There should be a radar housing on the left RIGHT wing outboard of the guns, on the F4U-5NL.

What was I thinkin'?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:40:01 AM EDT
One of my favortie planes.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:40:56 AM EDT
Awesome pic! I love those WWII fighters.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:43:13 AM EDT
I bet the Corsair could take the L-39!
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:27:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
One of my favortie planes.


Awesome pic Rodent!

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