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US Marine Corps Corsair in flight, post-1947

Caption   US Marine Corps Corsair in flight, post-1947 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
1 May 2008 03:41:24 PM

Red Bars in National Insignia date this as after 14-Jan-1947.
2. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
5 Mar 2009 10:56:29 AM

USMC AU-1 designed for ground attack. Aircraft was powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-2800-83W Double Wasp rated at 2,300 hp for take-off and 2,800 hp with water injection. Speed 439mph, Range 484 mls, Armament Four 20mm T-31 cannons with 924 rounds in all. Up to 4,000 lbs of bombs, or 10 x 5-in rockets. About 111 aircraft were built and mainly going to the US Marine Corps in 1952.

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