Vought 4Fu Corsair Planewreck - Midway Island, United States of America

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Project NameVought 4Fu Corsair Planewreck - Midway Island
CountryUnited States of America
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Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
Photogrammetry - Terrestrial3.16 GBNikon D5 DSLR
Site DescriptionPH The Vought F4U Corsair is an American fighter aircraft which saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Designed and initially manufactured by Chance Vought, the Corsair was soon in great demand; additional production contracts were given to Goodyear, whose Corsairs were designated FG, and Brewster, designated F3A. The Corsair was designed and operated as a carrier-based aircraft, and entered service in large numbers with the U.S. Navy in late 1944 and early 1945. It quickly became one of the most capable carrier-based fighter-bombers of World War II.[2] Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II and its naval aviators achieved an 11:1 kill ratio.[3][4] Early problems with carrier landings and logistics led to it being eclipsed as the dominant carrier-based fighter by the Grumman F6F Hellcat, powered by the same Double Wasp engine first flown on the Corsair's initial prototype in 1940.[5] Instead, the Corsair's early deployment was to land-based squadrons of the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy.[6] (source wikipedia) Midway Atoll (colloquial: Midway Islands; Hawaiian: Kauihelani, lit. 'the backbone of heaven'; Pihemanu, 'the loud din of birds')[2][3] is a 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2) atoll in the North Pacific Ocean. Midway Atoll is an insular area of the United States and is an unorganized and unincorporated territory. The largest island is Sand Island, which has housing and an airstrip. Immediately to the east of Sand Island across the narrow Brooks Channel is Eastern Island, which is uninhabited and no longer has any facilities. Forming a rough, incomplete circle around the two main islands and creating Midway Lagoon is Spit Island, a narrow reef.(source wikipedia)
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Collection Date2017-05-14 to 2017-05-14
Publication Date2023-07-29
License TypeCC BY
ContributorsUS National Park Service
CollectorsUS National Park Service Submerged Resource Center
Site AuthorityN/A
US National Park Service 2023: Vought 4Fu Corsair Planewreck - Midway Island - Photogrammetry - Terrestrial . Collected by US National Park Service Submerged Resource Center . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D. https://doi.org/10.26301/8tt8-9f41

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