F4U-1A Corsair Engine Start – 4K

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Engine Start In 4K

An F4U-1A Corsair was seen starting its engines at the Plane of Fame Air Museum in Chino Airport, Southern California. As you can expect from the Corsair, its radial engine was the main spotlight during the demonstration.

This model arrived in San Diego in 1943 before being assigned to a Navy fighter squadron in the same year.

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The F4U-1A variant first entered service during the summer of 1943 and was used by famous US Navy and Marine Corps aces. The plane was an excellent fighter that served during the frontlines from WWII to the Korean War.

The bomber capability pioneered by this variant is one of the most practical additions to the inherent power of the aircraft. It had characteristic features such as a longer tailwheel, a taller seat, and an enhanced canopy.

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