Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom: Vought Corsair and Goodyear Corsair

Goodyear Corsair and Vought Corsair

(Alan Wilson Photos)

(Peter Bakema Photo)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 88297), (Serial No. KD345), Reg. No. G-FGID, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  This Corsair served in the US Navy between 1945 and 1959; this included wartime service in Guam and the Philippines.  It was then sold to a smelting company, however instead of scrapping it, the company sold it to the movie stunt pilot Frank Tallman.  It joined the Fighter Collection in 1985 and is currently painted in the December 1945 markings of an aircraft of 1850 Naval Air Squadron, serving on HMS Vengeance of the British Pacific Fleet.

(IWM Photo A 19777)

Chance-Vought Corsair of the Royal Navy taxis in at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, ca 1944.

(IWM Photo A 24787)

Chance-Vought Corsair fighters and Fairey Barracuda torpedo bombers ranged on the flight deck of HMS Formidable off the coast of Norway in July 1944.

(Alan Wilson Photo)

(Ian Kirk Photo)

Vought Corsair Mk. IV (BuNo. 14862), (Serial No. KD431), Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset.