F4U-1 Corsair Bu.02270

Aussie Corsair Restoration Update Pt.2

Aussie Corsair Restoration Update Pt.2

  WarbirdsNews published a restoration update on the F4U-1 Corsair under restoration at the Classic Jets Fighter Museum just over a week ago, but a lot of visible progress has occurred in the short time since that article. Ron Johnson very kindly sent us a few photographs to bring us up to date, and we thought that you would be as[Read More…]

F4U-1 Corsair Bu.02270 is the oldest known surviving Corsair in the world. (photo by Ron Johnson)

Aussie F4U-1 Corsair Restoration Update

The extremely rare F4U-1 Corsair under restoration with the Classic Jets Fighter Museum at Parafield Airport near Adelaide, Australia is making great progress. F4U-1 Bu.02270 is one of only two early model “birdcage canopy” Corsairs known to survive in preservation, and the oldest Corsair known to exist. The project recently received its Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp. The engine is still[Read More…]

The Combat Jets Fighter Museum has made great strides with their restoration of F4U-1 Corsair Bu.02270. (image via CJFM)

Update on Australian F4U-1 Corsair Restoration

Warbirds News has received a couple of nice photographs we’d like to share showing current progress on the Chance-Vought F4U-1 Corsair under restoration at the Classic Jets Fighter Museum near Adelaide, Australia. This aircraft, Bu.No.02270, is the oldest Corsair in preservation and according to the number stamped into the upper main spar cap on the starboard side, the 124th example[Read More…]