Vought-Sikorsky United Aircraft Corporation

Wingspan41 feet
Length33 feet 8 inches
Height14 feet 9 inches
PowerR-2800-18W engine5
Speed446 MPH

The gull shaped wings on a Corsair are unmistakable. It is one of the most iconic aircraft from WWII and the Pacific theater. Dubbed “Whistling Death” by the Japanese, Vought’s famous F4U Corsair served as one of the Navy and Marine Corps’ premier fighters of World War II. In production longer than any other U.S. World War II-era fighter, Vought’s design was subcontracted for production by other companies, among them Goodyear, whose Corsairs carried the designation FG. By the end of World War II, Goodyear-built Corsairs were flying in over 50 Navy and Marine Corps squadrons ashore and on board aircraft carriers.