The sign accompanying the Corsair. It reads
Goodyear FG "Corsair"
In production longer than any other U.S. fighter of WWII, the "Corsair" was
used extensively by both carrier-based and land-based Navy and Marine Corps
squadrons and established itself as one of the very finest combatants of the
The "Corsair" on display here, an FG-1D model, was restored to flyable
condition by the late Wayne Thomas, Jr., of Plant City, Florida, and donated to
the Naval Aviation Museum by his estate. The aircraft is in the markings of
Col. Gregory "Pappy"
Boyington, the Marine's top ace with 28 confirmed air-to-air combat
||The "Corsair" was designed and produced by Vought-Sikorsky Div. of
United Aircraft Corp. as the F4U.
In order to fill the high war-time demand, Goodyear Aircraft Corp. also
produced the "Corsair" which was designated the FG.
|Power plant:||One 2,000 HP Pratt & Whitney R-2800
||Wing span 41' 0""; Length 33' 8'; Height 14' 9"
|Weight:||Empty 9,205 lbs; Gross 14,670 lbs
||Max speed 440 mph; Ceiling 37,000 ft; Range 1,000 miles
This aircraft sponsored through the generosity of Mr. Robert J. Pond