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VOUGHT-SIKORSKY V-166 Corsair (NX45NL)

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F4U-5NL Corsair from the Collings Foundation low pass-RI Air Show 2016

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Greg Byington
Nice shot, Dave!
Dave SheehyPhoto Uploader
I figured you might like that one Greg :) thanks!
Greg Byington
Yup, I love Corsairs! Thanks!
John Kulha
Great pic of this F4U

Curious as to where the air show was as I was stationed at NAS
Quonset Point
Dave SheehyPhoto Uploader
Hi John, this air show was at Quonset Point - the RI National Guard annual air show.
Tom Vance
Beautiful plane! Nice shot...
Dave SheehyPhoto Uploader
Tom and John TYVM, it was cool to see this corsair flying. Glad you liked the picture!
Sean Curran
Wx radar on right wing?
dodger
Yes, a radar pod on the right wing...
Dave SheehyPhoto Uploader
Sean and Dodger this Corsair was a night fighter with radar- info from the Collings Foundation website;
In 1952 BuNo 124692 was transferred to VC-3, based aboard the carrier Essex. From November of 1951, through February of 1952. 124692 flew seventy-seven combat hours over Korea in some of the harshest conditions imaginable. Intense cold, frequent storms, and the dangers of combat made this tour extremely difficult. As a -5NL, 124692 saw most of its service as a night fighter, patrolling the black skies in search of enemy aircraft.
Frank Gollner
Great shot, Dave. Definitely my favourite WWII, Navy Fighter.
Dave SheehyPhoto Uploader
TYVM for the comment Frank!
ken kemper
Dave.....

Thanks for your nice comment on my Skyraider pic from Appleton.

This is an awesome Corsair shot.............
Dave SheehyPhoto Uploader
Thanks Ken!
ken kemper
What a historic plane Dave. Beautiful shot too.
jobeard
per the https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/
there are NO V-166 types registered -- they're all F4Us
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