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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
Please Note:  The specs listed on this page are for only one version of this plane, other versions have different specs

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Short Straw
Memoirs of Korea
by Captain Bernard W. Peterson

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To Order any of these Books 
Short Straw:  Memoirs of Korea by a Fighter Pilot / Forward Air Controller 
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Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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