NNAM F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair restoration

Warbird News posted a great article on the restoration of the F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Story can be found here: NNAM Birdcage Corsair

The Corsair’s rear fuselage. This area required a good deal of restoration, as the fuselage broke a few feet behind the cockpit during the crash. Unique to the variant, early -1 Corsairs had a life raft storage compartment in the turtle decking. You can see the panel lines in the fuselage immediately to the rear of the scalloped rear view cockpit window. (photo by Joel Edwards)

 

A closeup of the Corsair’s engine accessory bay, showing the intercoolers and their ducts. (photo by Joel Edwards)

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