Short Straw, F4U Corsairs line up on the deck of the USS Bairoko in the Korean War.
Memoirs of Korea Page 6
VMF-312 the checkerboard squadron with f4u corsairs on the
aircraft carrier USS Bairoko in the yellow sea off of Korea.
Short Straw is a tremendous book written by Captain Bernard W. Peterson about the Korean War and the F-4U Corsair.It is a radial engine fighter known for both its bent wings and its unique sound. The corsair was 33' 4" long, 16' 1" high and had a wingspan of 41'. It had an empty weight of 8,982 lbs and a gross weight of 14,000 lbs. The f4u corsair used one Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine which produced 2200 - 2300 hp. The corsair had a cruise speed of 182 mph, a max speed of 417 mph and a max climb rate of 2,890 ft/min. The corsairs maximum range was 1,015 miles. This airplane was mostly a carrier based airplane however it was also used from land based runways in the pacific by now well known pilots like Pappy Boyington of the Black Sheep Squadron. This Warbird worked very well in WW2 as well in the Korean war.
Scanned by C. Jeff Dyrek
Click Here for North Pole Adventure Travel
Click Here to go to the YellowAirplane Online Museum
Bible Gateway, Read
Almost any Bible, In Any Language, For Free, Great Search.
Look at these exhibits and tell me what these men really fought for.
34th Fighter Squadron Willow Run B-24 Liberator Production Exhibit
Read the Webmasters Story, "Why God Sent Me to the North Pole." You will Be Surprised.
Click her to see how I have to live and what it looks like to be a disabled Vet.