Not So Wordless Wednesday

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The “Gull Wings” are a dead giveaway to the identity of my favorite World War II plane, the Corsair. F4U Corsair entered combat late in the war but it was a devastating plane. After some significant training, pilots learned to land this plane on aircraft carriers and the Corsair was assigned to the Navy. With a top speed of over 400 mph and better maneuverability than Japan’s fabled Zero, the Corsair dominated the skies over the Pacific during the final phases of the war. The plane pictured above is actually an F2G “Super Corsair”.  I believe these planes saw very little combat duty since production began in the last six months of World War II and the end of the war signaled the beginning of the jet age. After the War These planes and the legendary P51 Mustangs were very popular civilian racing planes.

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This particular plane still flies and is currently located in Bentonville, AR. The owner also has a P51 Mustang and a British Spitfire, but the Corsair will always be my favorite.

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18 thoughts on “Not So Wordless Wednesday

  1. Awesome. I love to see, explore and hear about these beauties.

    Thanks for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, my friend. 🙂

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  2. Wow, that plane is awesome. My FOL loved planes also and he owned his own advertising business. He knew how to draw and paint also and he use to do planes & this plane looks like one we have a picture of. He also drew plans for their house, and to that one all I can say is WOW! HERE’S THE CATCH though in their family room and their awesome huge brick fireplace, and yes he was also a pilot there’s a huge wooden propeller. I still don’t quite have the story on that one yet… all I know is he loved old planes. Talk piece I guess. ~snicker~ If my sister-in-law ever sells that house she has no clue what she’s going to do with that thing as she calls it. hahaha Have a great day my friend! hugs

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