FLYING AIRCRAFT
-1909 Bleriot
-PT-17 Stearman
-AT-6F Texan
-TBM Avenger
-F4U-5NL Corsair
-FI-156 Storch
-UC-78 Bobcat
-B-25J Mitchell
-B-17 Flying Fortress
-B-24 Liberator
-P-51 Mustang

-Me 262 Schwalbe
-S-2F Tracker
-T-33 Shooting Star
-UH-1E Huey
-F-4D Phantom

-TA-4J Skyhawk
-F-100F Super Sabre
-A-1E Skyraider
-A-36
-FM-2 Wildcat

STATIC AIRCRAFT
-Wright Vin Fiz (Repl.)
-T-33 Shooting Star

RESTORATIONS
-F6F 3-N Hellcat
-A-26 Invader
-Focke Wulf Fw 190 F-8

Definitely one of the most distinctive designs ever employed by a fighter aircraft, the Vought F4U-5NL Corsair lives as one of the most famous fighters built during WWII. Its gull-wing design to allow the propeller to rotate without hitting the ground made it an icon for a generation of plane "buffs" who knew the stories of such groups as the "Black Sheep Squadron" who utilized the F4U-5NL. Used in Korea as a carrier-based fighter and night fighter, the Corsair showed it technologically advanced features to survive in an era where propeller-driven fighters were being replaced by jets.

The F4U-5NL-5NL Corsair owned by the Collings Foundation is one of these Korean warriors. It was restored by American Aero Services in New Smyrna Beach, FL. It was completed in the fall of 2003, and is currently available for airshows.

Restoration Pictures:
Fuselage prior to painting. (Courtesy American Aero Services)
Fuselage after initial painting. (Courtesy American Aero Services)

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