Corsair KD431 : Preserving The Time Capsule Fighter Revisited, Paperback / softback Book

Corsair KD431 : Preserving The Time Capsule Fighter Revisited Paperback / softback


In 2000, the Fleet Air Arm Museum conservation team embarked on an ambitious project to explore what remained of any original paintwork and markings on its WW2 Corsair fighter aircraft.

The painstaking, inch-by-inch removal of a 1960s paint layer from the whole aircraft slowly revealed that the entire aircraft remained authentic and original in its 1940s wartime condition.

The detailed forensic approach allowed the valuable and (many) unique details to be studied and preserved, allowing the team to chart the aircraft's history from factory to end of Royal Navy service.

A unique and fascinating project that resulted in a true time capsule being exposed and preserved.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 40 Illustrations, black and white; 110 Illustrations, color
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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  • Category: Aircraft: general interest
  • ISBN: 9780750990417



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