Goodyear FG-1D “Corsair”

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair “Skyboss”

Museum Status: Restored / Operational Flight Status

Our Corsair variant is a Goodyear Manufactured FG-1D built in Akron,OH. Known as Whistling Death by the Japanese the Corsair was a formidable Dogfighter as well as ground support aircraft. Although designed as a carrier based Aircraft the Corsair had significant landing issues on carrier decks in its early years. As a result the U.S. Marines became the primary user as a land based fighter in the Pacific Theater. The most notable users being the “Blacksheep” Squadron led by Major Pappy Boyington. Eventually the carrier issues were sorted out and it was adopted by the U.S. Navy later in the war but not in large numbers. The Corsair became the primary carrier based close air support aircraft during the Korean war for the Navy and Marines.

Mission : Fighter-Bomber

Crew: 1 Pilot

Max Speed: 453 mph / 395 kts

Combat Radius: 600 nm

First Flight: 29 May 1940

In service: 1942-1979(Retired from Honduran AF)

Length: 33′

Wingspan: 41′

Height: 14′ 8 “

Max Takeoff Weight: 12,000lbs

Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Radial 2325hp

Manufacturer: Goodyear(Under contract from Vought)