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Vought F4U-4 Corsair - 37/RB
 

The first F4U-4 was delivered to the US Navy on 31 October 1944. A four-bladed propeller replaced the three-bladed one of the F4U-1. During the F4U-4 production, the cockpit was redesigned with a flat, bullet-proof  windscreen, a revised canopy, an armoured seat and improved instrument panel.

The F4U-4 arrived late in the 2nd World War, and served only during the last four months of the conflict. Production totalled 2.348 F4U-4s all built at the Chance production lines in Dallas, Texas. The last F4U-4 was delivered in August 1947.

The Flying Bulls' Corsair c/n 9149 was built in 1945 for the United States Navy with Bureau Number (BuNo) 96995 and didn't see action in the 2nd World War. The F4U-4 made fame in the Korean War, if the OE-EAS was used in this conflict is not known. Her first civilian owner was Robert Bean from Hereford, Arizona who registered her as N5221V.

However in 1960 she was delivered to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to serve with the Fuerza Area Hondurena as FAH 614. In July 1969 she was sent into action during the so called "Soccer War" with El Salvador. The Corsairs were eventually phased out and replaced by the more modern F-86 Sabres during the early 1970s. She was stored and recovered from Honduras in 1979.

She was with Robert L. Ferguson and Howard E. Pardue, Breckinridge, Texas in 1979 and was registered as N4908M. After a year she was sold to J.K. "Buck" Ridley, Abilene Texas, where she would fly as air racer until 1989.

In 1990 she was sold by Siegfried Angerer of Tyrolean Jet Service, and registered as OE-EAS. Siegfried Angerer is now the Chief Test Pilot of the Flying Bulls and consequently the F4 followed him to the Red Bull stables. She is flown as US Navy  "BR-37" wearing large "Red Bull" logos.

Vought F4U-4 Corsair - OE-EAS - Flying Bulls, the - Austria
 

Vought F4U-4 Corsair
OE-EAS - 37/RB

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