The Vought F4U was the best carrier based fighter of WW2. 12,571 aircraft were built and downed 2,140 enemy aircraft for the loss of only 189 Corsairs.
It was developed early in 1938 for the US Navy. The designer, Tex Beisel, worked on the principle of the largest engine in the smallest airframe.
Britain received 2012 of the type. This book contains the world famous colour profiles created by Dave Windle of the type in different operational modes, configurations and colour schemes.
Martin Bowman has written detailed descriptions and photographs to create the perfect enthusiasts reference.