F4U Corsair

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The F4U Corsair was a fighter aircraft developed for the United States Navy and Marine Corps at the end of the 1930s, and was subsequently used during WWII. The type first saw action in the Pacific Theater of Operations in February, 1943, and served with both the US Navy and Marine Corps through the end of the war. The aircraft also saw service with the British Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm, as well as the Royal New Zealand Air Force. After WWII, the Corsair saw one of the longest periods of operational service of any military aircraft in history, flying combat operations with many air forces well into the mid- to late-1960s.

The Corsair is readily distinguished by her low-profile cigar-shaped fuselage mated to a broad and distinct "Inverted Gull" wing.


Several variants of the F4U saw service during the war. Aces High represents five models of the aircraft: