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Vought Corsair                                                                                         


This  "perfect" site is dedicated to the Corsair F4U as "Whistling Death".  This site  gives as much information as possible about the Corsair.

Corsair Information by VOUGHT Aircraft Industries


Vought F4U Corsair                                                                                


The CORSAIR , and  other aeroplanes Vought  - 1917-1977  (Aviation Heritage Books , USA) by Gerard P. Moran


The Vought Corsair became legend during WWII. More than a story of Vought  aircraft, missiles and related hardware, book also delves into the human side - the  management, the workers and the business climate through the years. 168 pgs., 316  photos, 39 general arrangement 3-views, 8½"x 11".


Whistling Death                                                                                       


This  "perfect" site is dedicated to the Corsair F4U as "Whistling Death".  This site  gives as much information as possible about the Corsair.

Corsair Site by Wade Grant


Vought F4U-1  7 Corsair                                                                        


Vought F4U-1  7 Corsair  (Aircam Aviation Series No 23) by Robert Kopitzke


 F4U Corsair                                                                                            


Chasseurs Embarqués Américans - WII (Editions Atlas , Paris , 1982 , French)

by Mister Kit et J.P. Decock


F4U Corsair                                                                                            


F4U Corsair - Monografie , (Editions Atlas , Special Mach 1 , French) by Adam Jarski


F4U Corsair                                                                                            


Vought F4U Corsair (Aero Detail 25 Series) by Dai Nippon Kaiga Co , Japan


A photo essay on the Vought F4U Corsair. 250 color photos from Corsairs in museums  and Osh Kosh, plus dozens of period B&W photos and detailed drawings, give the  reader a thorough view of the airplane. Includes camouflage and marking color  plates. 96 pgs., 10"x 10".


F4U Corsair                                                                                           


F4U Corsair (AJ Press , Polen) by Adam Jarski


F4U Corsair                                                                                          


F4U Corsair Action & Accidents  (Xlibris Corporation , USA) by Fred "Crash" Blechman


Book Description :
You are in an F4U Corsair, turning toward the carrier and preparing all the controls for a night carrier landing. You are dive-bombing the Japanese battleship Yamato. You are in combat and watch your best friend get shot down 

About the Author 
Fred Blechman flew F4U-5 Corsairs with the VF-14 Tophatters. He made two Mediterranean carrier cruises,  and numerous Caribbean carrier deployments from 1950-1952. Since 1961 he has written 750 magazine articles and seven books about microcomputers, electronics and flying. 


Whistling Death                                                                                   


 Whistling Death , The Test Pilot's Story of the F4U Corsair, (Schiffer Military/Aviation History) by Boone T. Guyton


From the test pilot who did the flight testing of the Corsair comes this  extraordinary account of the men and women who worked around the clock to bring  the Corsair into aerial action in the nick of time in the Pacific. Relating the close  calls, the crash landings, and the humor as only the test pilot could. Illustrated, 320  pgs., 6"x 9", hdbd.

Whistling Death is the true story, by the test pilot, of the rush to produce the F4U Corsair, the Navy fighter that brought America air superiority over the Japanese Zero in World War II. Here is the crash program - complete  with crash landings - powered by the dedicated men and women of the home front who designed and built this revolutionary, tide-turning airplane. Boone T. Guyton, an experimental test pilot at Chance Vought during and  after World War II, flew 105 types of aircraft in 45 years as a pilot. 


The Skull & Cross Bones Squadron                                                 


The Skull & Cross Bones Squadron (Schiffer Military/Aviation History) by Lee Cook

The unit history of one of the most successful top gun squadrons of their day. 152 Japanese aircraft destroyed in the air in only 76 days of  combat, plus a number of ships and troop barges destroyed. The unit had 13 aces  who took the Corsair into combat for the first time. 8½"x 11", 240 pgs., over 350 photos.


The Death Rattlers Squadron                                                           


The Death Rattlers Squadron, Marine squadron VMF-323 over Okinawa (Schiffer Military/Aviation History) by Wiliam Wolf


Thomas A. Tullis                                                                                 


Technical Illustrations / Photo Restoration / Historical Aviation Research. 



Warbird Tech                                                                                       


Vought F4U Corsair (Warbird Tech Series , Vol. 4) by Barrett Tillman


Tillman. Sleek, clean, innovative: the Corsair was loaded with power and potential.  Here is a look at the design and construction of the aircraft, including carrier action  photos, air racing Corsairs, Korean combat models, and the F2G-the ultimate Corsair.  104 pgs. with 125 color and B&W photos and 15 drawings and diagrams. 8½"x 11".


The WarbirdTech series is the first new, innovative look at military aircraft to arrive in the marketplace in the last  fifteen years. Individual volumes in this series provide a first-ever "layman's technical" analysis and review of the  world's most exciting combat aircraft. Included are photos, drawings and excerpts from previously "secret" and  "restricted" technical manuals produced by the government and the aircraft manufacturers. Included are vintage  photos of aircraft during prototype and manufacturing stages, exploded views, cutaways and phantom drawings  form tech manuals, disassembled aircraft, rare variants and experimental models etc. Special emphasis is placed  on the unique and ground-breaking design and performance aspects of each aircraft. 


This series is for the enthusiast who has read all the combat stories, seen all the camouflage and markings books and now wants to learn the fascinating technical details behind the design and performance of combat aircraft. 


Corsair Aces of World War 2                                                           


Corsair Aces of World War 2 Vol. 8, by Mark Styling, Jerry Scutts


The JOLLY ROGERS                                                                           


The Jolly Rogers, The Story of Tom Blackburn and Navy Fighting Squadron Vf-17, by Tom Blackburn, Eric M. Hammel


F4U Corsair                                                                                        


F4U Corsair : Historavia Gisserot N 1 ( Editions Jean-Paul Gisserot , french) by Alain Pelletier


F4U Corsair in Action                                                                       


F4U Corsair in Action (Aircraft, No 145) by Jim Sullivan


Built in response to a 1938 U.S. Navy request for a high speed, high altitude  naval fighter, the F4U went on to become perhaps the most highly regarded fighter in the Pacific theater. Book traces the story from development through Korea and  manufacture for export. 58 pgs., 180 photos, 3-views and 10 color profiles. 11"x 8¼".


Pilots Manual for F4U                                                                       


Pilots Manual for F4U Corsair, by Michael S. Rice


Reprint of official government issue Pilot Manual for early model F4U Corsairs. Covers:  Description, Flight Operating Instructions, Emergency Instructions, Equipment,  Performance Charts. Many photos and diagrams. 68 pgs., 8"x 11", sfbd.


F4U Corsair                                                                                        


F4U Corsair Detail & Scale, Vol. 1 by Bert Kinzey


A photo essay of the F4U Corsair covering the XF4U through the F2G.  Featuring both period photos – many from Vought - and modern photos of restored  Corsairs, you get a great look at early Corsair variants both inside and out. Be sure  to order Part 2 below to complete this Corsair set. Great, low-cost reference for the  modeler or enthusiast, you get 200+ photos, 3-view drawings and detailed line art. 79 pgs. with 8 in color, 8½"x 11", sfbd


F4U Corsair                                                                                       


F4U Corsair Detail & Scale, Vol. 2 by Bert Kinzey


Complete the F4U photo-essay begun in Part 1 with coverage of the F4U-4  throught the F4U-7. Again featuring both period photos and modern photos of  restored Corsairs, you get a great look at the later Corsair (including the ground attack AU-1) variants both inside and out. Great, low-cost reference for the modeler or enthusiast, you get 200+ photos, 3-view drawings and detailed line art. 79 pgs.  with 16 in color, 8½"x 11", sfbd.


Profile 47                                                                                          


Profile 47: The Chance-Vought F4U-1 Corsair by Jay Frank Dial


Profile 150                                                                                        


Profile 150: The Chance-Vought F4U-4 to F4U-7 Corsair by Jay Frank Dial


F4U Corsair DVD                                                                              


F4U Coursair - The Young Pilots - Amazing True stories ( Roaring Glory Warbirs Series ) by Navarre Corporation and Program Power Entertainment Inc.


US Marine Corps                                                                              


US Marine Corps History and Museums Division


Department of the Navy   -    Naval History and Heritage Command                                         


Department of the Navy, Naval Historical Center

National Museum of Naval Aviation                                             


National Museum of Naval Aviation

The National Naval Aviation Museum is the world’s largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida


American Aces of WWII                                                                  


American Aces of WWII


Paul Varga                                                                                        


Paul Varga, F4U Corsair Manuals -  Corsair Manuals


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Bowman, Martin W. Vought F4U Corsair . Marlborough, UK: The Crowood Press Ltd., 2002. ISBN 1-86126-492-5.

Condon, John Pomeroy. Corsairs and Flattops: Marine Carrier Warfare, 1944–1945. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1998. ISBN 1-55750-127-0.

Green, William. "Vought F4U-1, F4U-4 (FG-1 Corsair)". War Planes of the Second World War, Volume Four: Fighters. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1973, pp. 188–194. ISBN 0-385-03259-5.

Green, William and Gordon Swanborough. "Chance Vought F4U Corsair". WW2 Aircraft Fact Files: U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Fighters. London: Macdonald and Jane's Publishers Ltd., 1976, pp. 16–29. ISBN 0-356-08222-9.

Guyton, Boone T. Whistling Death: The Test Pilot's Story of the F4U Corsair. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1996. ISBN 0-88740-732-3.

Johnsen, Frederick A. F4U Corsair. New York: Crown Publishers, 1983. ISBN 0-517-55007-5.

Kinzey, Bert. F4U Corsair Part 2: F4U-4 Through F4U-7: Detail and Scale Vol 56. Carrolton, Texas: Squadron Signal Publications, 1998. ISBN 1-888974-09-5.

Lindberg, Roy, Clarence, New York, USA, Rev 9, january 3, 2021   Corsair F4U Navy Carrier Landing Issues.

Maloney, Edward T. and Uwe Feist. Chance Vought F4U Corsair, Vol. 11. Fallbrook, California: Aero Publishers, Inc., 1967. ISBN 0-8168-0540-7.

Moran, Gerard P., Aeroplanes Vought, 1917–1977. Terre Haute, Indiana: Aviation Heritage Books, Sunshine House, Inc., 1978. ISBN 0-911852-83-2.

Musciano, Walter A. Corsair Aces: The Bent-wing Bird Over the Pacific. New York: Arco Publishing Company, Inc., 1979. ISBN 0-668-04597-3.

Núñez, Padin and Jorge Félix. Vought F4U-5,-5N & 5NL Corsair (serie Aeronaval Nro.18) (in Spanish). Buenos Aires, Argentina: Museo de la Aviacón Naval, Instituto Aeronaval, 2004. 

Pautigny, Bruno (translated from the French by Alan McKay). Corsair: 30 Years of Filibustering 1940–1970. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2003. ISBN 2-913903-28-2.

Pilots Manual for F4U Corsair. Appleton, Wisconsin: Aviation Publications, 1977 (reprint). ISBN 0-87994-026-3.

Russell, Warren P. Chance Vought F4U-1/F4U-1D and Goodyear FG-1D Corsair: NZPAF, RNZAF Aircraft colour schemes. Invercargill, New Zealand: New Zealand Aero Products, 1984. ISBN 0-473-00245-0 .

Styling, Mark. Corsair Aces of World War 2 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 8). London: Osprey Publishing, 1995. ISBN 1-85532-530-6.

Sullivan, Jim. F4U Corsair in action. Carrollton, TX: Squadron/Signal Publications, 1977. ISBN 0-89747-028-1.  

Thompson, Warren. F4U Corsair Units of the Korean War: Osprey Combat Aircraft 78. Botley, Oxford UK: Osprey Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84603-411-4.

Tillman, Barrett. Corsair — The F4U in World War II and Korea. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1979. ISBN 1-55750-994-8.

Veronico, Nick and John M. and Donna Campbell. F4U Corsair. St. Paul, Minnesota: Motorbooks International, 1994. ISBN 0-87938-854-4.

Wilson, Randy. "From Bent-winged Bird to Whistling Death." The Dispatch. Midland, Texas: Confederate Air Force, 1996.

James D'Angina , Adam Tooby , "Vought F4U Corsair" ,Osprey Publishing Ltd , 2014,  ISBN : 978 1 78200 626 8

WIKIPEDIA  - The free encyclopedia  -  Vought F4U Corsair

WIKIMEDIA COMMONS  - The Media encyclopedia  -  Vought F4U Corsair

U.S. National Archives                                                                  


National archives Catalog NAC

World War Photos                                                                  


World War II data base

Hamilton Standard Hydromatic Propellers


Acknowledge to Chaminda wijerathne

Chance Vought F4U Corsair-Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Military History Encyclopedia on the Web

Aéronavale French F4U Corsair : Credit : Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY

Fleet Air Arm (FAA)

Fleet Air Arm Museum - official site

Fleet Air Arm Archive  Aircraft


Imperial War Museums

F4U Corsair: The last of the line, published: 11:42AM Sep 28th, 2011 by David Oliver

Adam Jarski , Maciej Zywczyk with F4U-1,-4 Corsair ,  AJ Press in Poland, ISBN : 978-83-7237-204-8 , 2009

Thomasz Szlagor , Leszek A. Wieliczko , Vought F4U Corsair , Vol. 1 ,  - first edition , 2013 , ISBN 978-83-62878-73-4

Thomasz Szlagor , Leszek A. Wieliczko , Vought F4U Corsair , Vol. 1 ,  - first edition , 2014 , ISBN 978-83-64596-08-7

Ralph Harvey , Developing the Gull-Winged F4U Corsair and taking it to sea , USA , 2012 , ISBN -10: 1469991225 , ISBN-13: 9781469991221

Charles Stafrace , Vought F4U Corsair , Warpaint Series no 70.

Aviation Classics, Issue 12 , The Complete Story of Chance Vought's Bent Wing Bird from inside and out 2011, ISBN No 978-1-906167-59-2

Bruno Pautigny, CORSAIR   30 years of piracy , Histoire & Collections, 2012,  ISBN 978-2-35250-216-6


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