HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff
[::MainTopicLength::#1500] [::ListTopicLength::#1000] [::ListLength::#15] [::ListAdRepeat::#3]

picture info

Vought F4U Corsair
The VOUGHT F4U CORSAIR is an American fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II
World War II
and the Korean War
Korean War
. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought
Vought
's manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster: Goodyear -built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster -built aircraft F3A. From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured, in 16 separate models, in the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history (1942–53). The Corsair was designed as a carrier-based aircraft but its difficult carrier landing performance rendered it unsuitable for Navy use until the carrier landing issues were overcome by the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm
[...More...]

"Vought F4U Corsair" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Carrier-based Aircraft
CARRIER-BASED AIRCRAFT, sometimes known as CARRIER-CAPABLE AIRCRAFT or CARRIER-BORNE AIRCRAFT, are naval aircraft designed for operations from aircraft carriers . They must be able to launch in a short distance and be sturdy enough to withstand the abrupt forces of launching from and recovering on a pitching deck. In addition, their wings are generally able to fold up, easing operations in tight quarters. Such aircraft are designed for many purposes including air-to-air combat , surface attack , anti-submarine warfare (ASW) , search and rescue (SAR) , transport (COD) , weather observation , reconnaissance and airborne early warning and control (AEW">_ Grumman Martlet lining up the flight deck of HMS Formidable_ . The first carrier landing and take-off of a jet aircraft, by a De Havilland Vampire in 1945
[...More...]

"Carrier-based Aircraft" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Fighter-bomber
A FIGHTER-BOMBER is a fighter aircraft that has been modified, or used primarily, as a light bomber or attack aircraft . It differs from bomber and attack aircraft primarily in its origins, as a fighter that has been adapted into other roles, whereas bombers and attack aircraft are developed specifically for bombing and attack roles. Although still used, the term fighter-bomber has less significance since the introduction of rockets and guided missiles into aerial warfare . Modern aircraft with similar duties are now typically called multirole combat aircraft or strike fighters . CONTENTS * 1 Development * 2 First World War * 3 Second World War * 4 Korean War * 5 Post-war * 6 See also * 7 References DEVELOPMENT A Supermarine Spitfire
Supermarine Spitfire
Mk. IX in Longues-sur-Mer , Normandy (1944). It carries a 500 lb bomb under the fuselage and a 250 lb bomb under each wing
[...More...]

"Fighter-bomber" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Vought
VOUGHT is the name of several related aerospace firms. These have included, in the past, LEWIS AND VOUGHT CORPORATION, CHANCE VOUGHT, VOUGHT-SIKORSKY, LTV AEROSPACE (part of Ling-Temco-Vought ), VOUGHT AIRCRAFT COMPANIES, and the current VOUGHT AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES. The first incarnation of Vought
Vought
was established by Chance M. Vought
Chance M. Vought
and Birdseye Lewis in 1917. In 1928, it was acquired by United Aircraft and Transport Corporation , which a few years later became United Aircraft Corporation ; this was the first of many reorganizations and buyouts. During the 1920s and 1930s, Vought
Vought
Aircraft and Chance Vought specialized in carrier-based aircraft for the United States Navy
United States Navy
, by far its biggest customer
[...More...]

"Vought" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

United States Navy
U.S. Department of Defense * Dept. of the Navy
Navy
(since 1798) HEADQUARTERS The Pentagon
The Pentagon
Arlington County, Virginia
Arlington County, Virginia
, U.S
[...More...]

"United States Navy" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

United States Marine Corps
U.S. Department of Defense * Department of the Navy (since 1834) HEADQUARTERS The Pentagon
The Pentagon
Arlington County, Virginia
Arlington County, Virginia
, U.S
[...More...]

"United States Marine Corps" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Royal Navy
The ROYAL NAVY (RN) is the United Kingdom 's naval warfare force . Although warships were used by the English kings from the early medieval period, the first major maritime engagements were fought in the Hundred Years War against the kingdom of France. The modern Royal Navy traces its origins to the early 16th century; the oldest of the UK's armed services, it is known as the SENIOR SERVICE. From the middle decades of the 17th century and through the 18th century, the Royal Navy vied with the Dutch Navy and later with the French Navy for maritime supremacy. From the mid 18th century it was the world's most powerful navy until surpassed by the United States Navy during the Second World War . The Royal Navy played a key part in establishing the British Empire as the unmatched world power during the 19th and first part of the 20th centuries
[...More...]

"Royal Navy" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Royal New Zealand Air Force
Available: 2,885 * 2,603 Full Time * 282 Reserves * 270 Civilian Staff * 51 aircraft PART OF New Zealand Defence Force
New Zealand Defence Force
HEADQUARTERS Wellington
Wellington
MOTTO(S) _
[...More...]

"Royal New Zealand Air Force" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Goodyear F2G Corsair
The GOODYEAR F2G "SUPER" CORSAIR is a development by the Goodyear Aircraft Company of the FG-1/F4U-1 Corsair design as a special low-altitude version of a fighter equipped with a Pratt & Whitney R-4360 28-cylinder, four-row radial air-cooled engine. Although often cited that the origin of the aircraft was as an interceptor of low-flying Japanese suicide aircraft, its actual beginnings came about in 1939 when the Pratt "> A U.S. Navy F2G-1 in 1945. Using experience gained building license-built FG-1 series Corsairs, in early 1944 Goodyear extensively modified a standard FG-1 airframe, designated the XF2G-1, to take advantage of the 50% increase in take-off power provided by the R-4360 engine. In addition, an all-round vision bubble-type canopy was installed. In March 1944, Goodyear was awarded a contract to deliver 418 F2G-1 and 10 F2G-2 aircraft
[...More...]

"Goodyear F2G Corsair" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Fighter Aircraft
A FIGHTER AIRCRAFT is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircraft, as opposed to bombers and attack aircraft , whose main mission is to attack ground targets. The hallmarks of a fighter are its speed, maneuverability, and small size relative to other combat aircraft. Many fighters have secondary ground-attack capabilities, and some are designed as dual-purpose fighter-bombers ; often aircraft that do not fulfill the standard definition are called fighters. This may be for political or national security reasons, for advertising purposes, or other reasons. A fighter's main purpose is to establish air superiority over a battlefield. Since World War I , achieving and maintaining air superiority has been considered essential for victory in conventional warfare
[...More...]

"Fighter Aircraft" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

World War Ii
Allied victory * Collapse of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
* Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires * Dissolution of the League of Nations * Creation of the United Nations
United Nations
* Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers * Beginning of the Cold War (more... ) PARTICIPANTS ALLIES AXIS COMMANDERS AND LEADERS MAIN ALLIED LEADERS Joseph Stalin Franklin D
[...More...]

"World War Ii" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Korean War
Military stalemate * North Korean invasion of South Korea repelled * Subsequent UN-led invasion of North Korea repelled * Subsequent Chinese invasion of South Korea repelled * Korean Armistice Agreement * Korean conflict ongoing Territorial changes *
[...More...]

"Korean War" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Goodyear Aerospace
GOODYEAR AEROSPACE CORPORATION was the aerospace and defense subsidiary of Goodyear . The company was originally operated as a division within Goodyear as part of a joint project with Luftschiffbau Zeppelin , leading to the famous Goodyear Blimps . As part of the failing relationship between the US and Germany in the pre-war era, the division was spun off as GOODYEAR AIRCRAFT COMPANY 1939. In 1941 they opened a new factory in Arizona where they produced subassemblies, including subcontracted airframe construction and the design of the Goodyear F2G Corsair and Goodyear Duck
Goodyear Duck
. In the post-war era, the division began to diversify and made major contributions to the development of synthetic aperture radar . In 1963 they became Goodyear Aerospace, with major product lines in radar, aircraft canopies, bulletproof glass, a number of spacecraft related products, and the unique Goodyear Inflatoplane
Goodyear Inflatoplane

[...More...]

"Goodyear Aerospace" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Brewster Aeronautical Corporation
The BREWSTER AERONAUTICAL CORPORATION was a North American defense contractor that operated from the 1930s until the end of World War II . It started existence as an aircraft division of Brewster subsequently the Naval Aircraft Factory
Naval Aircraft Factory
built them, with the designation SBN-1. The Brewster SB2A Buccaneer was a follow-on design that first flew in 1941 and was also ordered by the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
, who named it the BERMUDA. A design in 1936 for a carrier-capable monoplane resulted in the Brewster F2A
Brewster F2A
(named BUFFALO by the British), which was chosen over an early version of the Grumman F4F Wildcat
Grumman F4F Wildcat
. The F2A prototype handled well in 1938 tests, and the Navy ordered 54. However, production was slow, at least partly due to an inefficient factory in Queens, New York
[...More...]

"Brewster Aeronautical Corporation" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Fleet Air Arm
1914 (As the Royal Naval Air Service ) 1924 (as the naval branch of the Royal Air Force) 1937 (as part of Naval Service ) COUNTRY ALLEGIANCE Queen Elizabeth II BRANCH Royal Navy SIZE 5,000 personnel Approx
[...More...]

"Fleet Air Arm" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

U.S. Marines
U.S. Department of Defense * Department of the Navy (since 1834) HEADQUARTERS The Pentagon
The Pentagon
Arlington County, Virginia
Arlington County, Virginia
, U.S
[...More...]

"U.S. Marines" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo