Title: Chance Vought F4U Corsair

The F4U is one of the most distinctive WW2 fighters, it’s unusual gull-wing configuration resulting from the need to make the undercarriage a practical length while retaining clearance for the large diameter propeller required by the R2800 Double-Wasp engine.Design started in 1938 around the principle of evolving the smallest airframe possible while carrying the most powerful engine then available, the R2800. The prototype first flew in 1940 but lengthy development for a wartime project meant the production version did not enter service until 1943.

It subsequently proved itself the most outstanding carrier-based fighter of WW2, and remained in production until 1952, by which time over 12,500 had been produced by three manufacturers.

This title contains three flight manuals for three versions of the F4U Corsair.  The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • US Navy Pilot’s Handbook for the F4U-1 F4U-1C F4U-1D F3A-1 F3A-1D FG-1 FG-1D, AN 01-45HA-1 dated 15-3-45, with approx 64 pages.
  • US Navy Pilot’s Handbook for the F4U-4 F4U-4B, AN 01-45HB-1 dated 15-4-47 revised to 1-12-52, with approx 96 pages.
  • US Navy Pilot’s Handbook for the F4U-5 F4U-5N F4U-5NL F4U-5P, AN 01-45HD-1 dated 15-7-51, revised to 15-2-52, with approx 117 pages.