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N46RL — - Vought Corsair. An amazing Warbirds over the Beach 2021 airshow at Jerry Yagen’s Military Aviation Museum at Pungo, VA near Virginia Beach, 2-3 October 2021. If you’ve never attended one of his airshows, you ought to check it out. Multiple formations of US Army Air Corps, US Navy, RAF, and German aircraft. With Covid, this show was a combined WWI, WWII, etc. airshow.
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Vought Corsair. An amazing Warbirds over the Beach 2021 airshow at Jerry Yagen’s Military Aviation Museum at Pungo, VA near Virginia Beach, 2-3 October 2021. If you’ve never attended one of his airshows, you ought to check it out. Multiple formations of US Army Air Corps, US Navy, RAF, and German aircraft. With Covid, this show was a combined WWI, WWII, etc. airshow.

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Ken Hardy
When a fighter plane was a FIGHTER PLANE !
jesse kyzer
Constructed as a 1945? FG-1D by Goodyear

https://aerialvisuals.ca/AirframeDossier.php?Serial=25454
frank theriault
Great pan!
a mentor
The Goodyear model was known as Goodyear F2G Corsair "Super Corsair"
Keith Brown
I've been to that museum with my grandkids! Didn't get to see an airshow, but they have some beautifully maintained aircraft, all flyable.
Tom Fox
Tightening the shoulder straps before take-off appears to be mandatory....not much head room!!!
adelma
Excellent shot!
Greg Byington
That's a really nice shot, Hawk! You might want to change the aircraft type code to: CORS. I believe that's the code for all variants of a Corsair.
a mentor
sorry there @Greg; the CORS type entry on FA is entirely misleading giving a blueprint model number as an a/c type (V-166) -- the given F4U is more accurate and the F2G would be even more precise.
adelma
The FG-1D, built by Goodyear, is powered by a P&W R-2800 engine. The F2G-1 & -2 was powered by a P&W R-4360 engine, and this variant was the 'Super Corsair'. I sadly saw an F2G crash at the 1994 Phoenix Air Races - pilot got out OK.
Greg Byington
Thanks, @a mentor. You are correct that with the CORS type code FA will display the aircraft as a VOUGHT-SIKORSKY V-166 Corsair. Quoting from Wikipedia, "In June 1938, the U.S. Navy signed a contract with Vought for a prototype bearing the factory designation V-166B,[13] the XF4U-1, BuNo 1443." However, the only ICAO Aircraft Type Code that I can find for ANY Corsair is: CORS. If you want FA to recognize it as a Corsair - any Corsair - you need to enter that code. (Unless someone knows another code that will work.) Then you can always be more specific as to the actual variant in the caption to the picture. There has been, and continues to be, a lot of frustration with FA as to the nomenclature FA uses for various ICAO codes. It rarely reflects the specific aircraft being displayed. It seems that ICAO does not usually come up with a new type code for each variant of one aircraft type, especially older aircraft types like the Corsair. (I know there are exceptions such as some airliners, e.g. B734, B735, etc.) So, generally, there is one code for one aircraft type. And in this case the V-166 was the very first of a long line of Corsair variants, so at least it makes some sense. Thanks, again. And keep up the good work, Hawk!
a mentor
Thank you @Greg! that's the first full explanation I've seen on the subject
Greg Byington
Hey, you're welcome, @a mentor! I'm just trying to help folks on FA - especially the newer members - understand that they need to enter the correct aircraft type code. And that even when they do there is no guarantee FA will display the correct name for the aircraft in your picture. It should be close, though, and you can put the details in the caption. But every once in a while FA actually gets it right! See my pic of an EC-121 here:

https://flightaware.com/photos/view/729112-ee9c21a53f583c8e7ac7cc01055cb1cb4798bb03/user/byingtongh/sort/votes/page/1

Thanks again!
I'm so very sorry about these, hope you are not alligator! 🌲
a mentor
@Greg; FA inconsistencies are typically with pre-ICAO info prior to 1944 (the date it was created) especially with warbirds. Per your words: " It rarely reflects the specific aircraft being displayed. "
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