This Corsair is owned and flown by Jim Read. Originally
a F4U-5N, this combat veteran was flown by the Honduran government in
the "Soccer War" with El Salvador in 1969. It was brought back
to the US in the 1980s and restored.
The F4U-5 first flew in April 1946. It was powered by a 2,459 hp P&W R-2800-32W engine, giviing it a top speed of 470 mph - twenty miles per hour faster than the -4. The F4U-5 was the last version of the Corsair built as a fighter for the U.S. Navy.