Bringing to mind the exploits of "Pappy" Boyington and his Blacksheep Squadron and Tommy Blackburn with the Jolly Rogers, the Corsair is among the most formidable US fighters of WWII. The F4U maintained a kill ratio of 11:1 according to the US Navy and went on to serve in Korea, holding its own in the early years of the Jet Age. The Corsair was first conceived as a high-speed, high-altitude fighter for the Navy in 1938 when Chance Vought's design team drew up plans for a fighter with an 1,800-hp engine and a huge 13-foot ...

F4u Corsair in Action 2015, MMD-Squadron Signal

ISBN-13: 9780897476232

Trade paperback

F4U Corsair in action 1994, Squadron/Signal Publications, Carrollton, Tex.

ISBN-13: 9780897473187