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The F4U Corsair - Connecticut State Aircraft
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Picture used by permission of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Copyright 2005
The Chance Vought F4U - Connecticut's State Aircraft
The F4U Corsair was designed and built primarily by three Connecticut companies - Vought-Sikorsky (later Chance Vought Division of United Aircraft Corporation), Hamilton Standard (later Hamilton Sunstrand) and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft. Vought-Sikorsky designed the aircraft and built the airframes. Hamilton Standard Company designed and manufactured the propellers, and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft designed and manufactured the engines. Some parts were made by sub-contractors in other parts of the United States, but the F4U was an All-Connecticut aircraft.
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Photograph Used by Permission of Jim Collins Copyright 2005
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Photograph Used by Permission of Jim Collins Copyright 2005
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Photograph Used by Permission of Jim Collins Copyright 2005
The F4U Memorial at Sikorsky Memorial Airport, Stratford, CT
Vought Sikorsky is located in Stratford, Connecticut. Hamilton Sundstrand is located in Farmington, Connecticut. Pratt and Whitney Aircraft is located in East Hartford, Connecticut.
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Photograph Used by Permission of Jim Collins Copyright 2005
Chance Vought F4U Plant Today
It may be that members of your family helped to design, build and test the F4U Corsairs. It is a proud part of your Connecticut Heritage! 
Vought Heritage Website - Manufacturer's website. One of the best for F4U Corsair information including photos, drawings, histories, biographies, and parts lists.
Aircraft Engine Historical Society - Pictures of the F4U Corsair's Pratt and Whitney R2800 Double Wasp Radial Engine.
 Hamilton Sunstrand - Website of the F4U Corsair's propeller manufacturer, Hamilton Standard
The Aviation History Online Museum - Excellent F4U Corsair history and vintage photographs
New England Air Museum - Connecticut's own air museum located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut near Bradley Airport you can see an XF4U-4 Corsair  - Official website of the Marine Fighting Squadron 312 (VMF-312)
Warbird Alley - Short history and specifications
Corsair Country - Good site with lots of information, vintage photos, specifications and book lists
Connecticut Corsair - Corsair restoration project and other Corsair information.
The pages in this section were created with the cooperation, assistance and generosity of the following people.
Richard Allnutt - F4U Corsair photographs
Jim Collins - F4U Corsair photographs and information
Craig McBurney - F4U Corsair restoration information and site visit
Rita Reutter - Rita the Riveter story
Corey Robinson - F4U Corsair photographs

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