Abrams, Richard.


Ian Allan, 1st ed., 1977. 160 pp., numerous photo-ills, including a handful of cold. D.j., 30 x 22cm. Tape marks to inside flaps of d.j., & e.p.'s, owner's details to top corner of f.f.e.p., (blank), o/w V.G.+. The Vought F4U Corsair was one of the historically great fighter aircraft of World War II. Ten years after the first aircraft was delivered, the Corsair was still rolling off the production lines which is a remarkable record for any combat aircraft, let alone a fighter. The Corsair was the last, as well as the finest, piston-engined fighter in front line service. This book tells the story of a remarkable aircraft that saw service as a fighter and fighter-bomber with the Royal Navy, the Royal New Zealand Air Force and the French A'ronavale as well as the US Marine Corps and the US Navy. It served with distinction in World War II and again in Korea. In keeping with other titles in the highly successful Ian Allan 'At War' series, this volume has a host of hitherto unpublished photographs and personal stories covering all the Corsair's roles in all theatres of war.

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