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F4U-1A USA VF-17 3 by WS-Clave F4U-1A USA VF-17 3 by WS-Clave
The Chance-Vought F-4U Corsair was developed as a high speed fighter based around the most powerful engine available at the time, the Double Wasp 18 cylinder radial. The engine developed 2,000 hp and made the Corsair a 400 mph+ fighter. But there were a number of teething troubles and modifications needed before it would be acceptable for combat to the US Navy and Marine Corps. It was these issues that caused the Corsair to actually enter service for the first time with the British, rather than the US Navy, but by 1943 it was proving to be a successful fighter, and went on to perform in various roles including ground attack, well after WW2. It was employed by the USA, Great Britain, New Zealand, Argentina, Honduras, France, and El Salvador.

The Corsair was armed with 6 x 12.7mm machine guns, and later versions had provision for rockets and bombs.

This example is an F4U-1A of VF-17 US Navy, circa 1944.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional
wonderful work
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Thank you!
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Noobssauce Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Awesome work!!
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Thanks :D
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a wonderfull plane! .3
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
You will like the newest one even more I think... :D
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O///O :hug:!
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
:D
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Yuxtapuestoelmono Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Great Job Pal! :D ^_^, how about the Cutlass (yanqui naval plane, not the car :P).
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Anything could happen...
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Yuxtapuestoelmono Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Ok!.
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huxley75 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Another great plane and a great job!
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Too kind! :D
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