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
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