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May 29th 1940 – First Flight of the XF4U-1 Corsair in Stratford, Connecticut.

In February 1938 the U.S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics published a request for proposal for a single-engined fighter. By June 1938, the U.S. Navy signed a contract with Vought for a prototype, the XF4U-1, BuNo 1443. Rex Beisel headed up the team of … Continue reading

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Vought 173 Test Flights

The Vought V-173 “Flying Pancake” designed by Charles H. Zimmerman was an American experimental test aircraft built as part of the Vought XF5U “Flying Flapjack” World War II United States Navy fighter aircraft program.  In the 1930s, Charles Zimmerman was … Continue reading

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