F4U Corsair (multiple)

Several examples of the bent-wing Vought F4U Corsair examples I’ve photographed at the Udvar-Hazy, Evergreen Aviation Museum, Olympia, Pima Air Museum, Museum of Flight, PoF Chino Patriots Point and elsewhere on the air show circuit.

FG-1D 88297

Imperial War Museum Duxford 2008

There is some doubt in my mind that these are all of the same airframe. The first photo was taken Feb. 17 and clearly shows the yellow cowling. It also is in a normal display area and part of a Spitfire is visible in the lower right of the frame. There is an orange notice of some sort taped to the fuselage right below the cockpit. The remainder of the photos were taken Feb. 19, two days later, and the plane clearly is in a different location — nosed up against a wall. It also appears to be far dustier than the earlier photo. A little research shows the IWM had two different Corsairs — a Chance Vought FG-1D Corsair G-FGID (which wears these markings); and a Goodyear FG-1D Corsair N55JP (which may not have been there at that time.) Just interesting that the planes look different, and obviously have changed locations in the short span between those visits.

1952 Vought F4U-7 Corsair #977

Previously noted as F4U-7 133722

Erickson Collection, Madras 2017

Arlington airport 2022

Vought (Goodyear) FG-1D 92095

Evergreen Aviation Museum; 2015

F4U-1A 17799

Was used in the TV series Black Sheep Squadron

Planes of Fame, Chino 2018

F4U-4 97390

Yanks Air Museum, Chino 2018

Goodyear FG-1D 92436

Olympic Flight Museum 2018

Olympic Flight Museum 2019

F4U-1D 50375

NASM Udvar-Hazy 2015

Note that the signature of Pappy Boyington can be seen on the back wall of the wheel well. I learned of this after we had left the museum, but I will get a better pic next time we cross the country for a visit.

F4U-4 97142

Pima Air Museum 2017

F4U-5NL 124560

Driggs, ID 2021

1945 Goodyear F2G-1 Super Corsair 88454 #6163

Museum of Flight 2013

This was the first production aircraft and was acquired from the Marine Corps by the Champlin Fighter Museum. Only two “Super Corsairs” still exist, and the Museum of Flight’s Super Corsair is listed as not-flightworthy, but I photographed it during an airshow at Paine Field in 2016.

Museum of Flight 2008

Museum of Flight 2008

Museum of Flight 2011

HFF Paine Field 2016

FG-1D 92629

Palm Springs Air Museum 2018

1944 Goodyear FG-1D #3117

Paine Field 2017

Flying Heritage Collection 2019

Flying Heritage Collection 2023

F4U-5P #123168

Willow Run, Detroit 2010

This was brought back to airworthy status using parts from #122179

1942 F4U-1 17799

Paine Field 2017

Goodyear FG-1D 88382

Museum of Flight (around) 1998

Museum of Flight 2004

Museum of Flight 2010

Museum of Flight 2011

Museum of Flight 2016

Museum of Flight 2023

Museum of Flight 2023

Goodyear FG-1D 88368

Patriots Point 2013