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Goodyear Corsair FG-1D Photos Warbird
Photo ID: 1011523
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Model: Vought Goodyear FG-1D Corsair Registration: NX773RD
Year: 1944 Serial Number: 92433, 92471
Engine(s): P&W R2800-79, 2000-HpP, 14-Cyl, Twin Row Radial Owner: Ray Dieckman, Cincinnati, OH
Location: Tennessee Museum of Aviation, Sevierville, TN Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Date: April, 2004 Present Registration: Same Present Owner (FAA info): Same
Notes: 12/6/04 - When my twin brother Karl and I built balsa and paper models in the early 1950's, he did P-51's and I did Corsairs. I've always liked its can-do look.

This beautiful example of the Chance Vought Corsair series was built by Goodyear in 1944 as an FG-1D. It operates under BuNo 92433, which was Corsair N3440G that Frank Tallman had on display at Movieland of the Air Museum in the 1960's. Info on the 'net indicates that Tallman's aircraft was lost in a fire and that the airframe from BuNo 92471 was used to reconstruct it. Most references will list N773RD as BuNo 92433 and a few as 92471.

Present owner Ray Dieckman purchased the aircraft in 1995 and had it totally restored in Chino, CA. The first test flight was in May 2000 and it has flown just over 200-hours since. NX773RD is being marketed at this time as a "his and her" package with a 2005 Jaguar XKR convertible, for $1.8M.
 
Goodyear Corsair Warbird Photographs
Photo ID: 1011524
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Notes: N883RD is a trophy-winner. Major awards include: Oshkosh 2004 and 2002 Preservation Award; Oshkosh 2000 - Reserve Grand Champion Warbird Trophy and Golden Wrench Award; Reno 2000- Smithsonian Rolls Royce Heritage Trophy and Peoples Choice Awards.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 
Carrier Aircraft Photos, Tail Hook, FG1D Warbird
Photo ID: 1011525
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Notes: The arresting hook. The "X" in the registration indicates that it is certificated in Experimental Category.

I took these photos at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation and highly recommend it as a place to visit. They have a nice, well-displayed collection.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 
Goodyear FG-1D NX773RD Warbird Photo
Photo ID: 1011526
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Notes: Nothing else has quite the Corsair look!

This aircraft has a rear jump seat, thus the non-standard window behind the canopy.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 
Chance Vought Goodyear Corsair Photos, Warbird
Photo ID: 1011527
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Notes: This is your wing folding mechanism. The bottom pin is hydraulically actuated to slide in and out and the wings can be folded while taxiing.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 
Folding Wing Aircraft Photos Warbird
Photo ID: 1011528
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Notes: I don't think you'd ever want to give the impression that the Corsair has its hands raised in surrender. Not a chance. They were one of the most successful WW-II carrier and land-based fighters, and an effective ground support aircraft in Korea.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 
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