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The State Aircraft - The Corsair F4U


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Picture used by permission of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Copyright 2005

In a May 17, 2005 ceremony in the State Capitol's historic Hall of the Flags, Governor M. Jodi Rell signed into law a bill that makes the World War II fighter plane, the F4U Corsair, the official aircraft of the State of Connecticut.

One of the best fighter-bomber aircraft built during World War II, the F4U was also used during the Korean Conflict.

Some 12,500 Corsairs were built between 1938 and 1945.  The aircraft was designed and built in Connecticut by workers at Hamilton Standard, Pratt and Whitney, United Aircraft, and Vought-Sikorsky.

To find out more about the F4U Corsair, see our F4U Corsair Pages.


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