1944 CHANCE VOUGHT F4U-1D CORSAIR For Sale in Queensland Australia

      For Sale$3,995,000
      Posted by Platinum Fighter Sales Updated 11/30/2022

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      For Sale$3,995,000

      Chance Vought F4U-1D Corsair, BuNo 82640 served aboard the carrier USS Intrepid with VF-10 Grim Reapers between January and April, 1945 and participated in the Battle of Okinawa, making it one of just a handful of surviving WWII era combat veteran Corsairs.

      Posted by Platinum Fighter Sales Updated 11/30/2022

      Chance Vought F4U-1D Corsair, BuNo 82640 served aboard the carrier USS Intrepid with VF-10 Grim Reapers between January and April, 1945 and participated in the Battle of Okinawa, making it one of just a handful of surviving WWII era combat veteran Corsairs.

      Details

      • Status
        For Sale
      • Condition
        Used
      • Year
        1944
      • Make
        CHANCE VOUGHT
      • Model
        F4U-1D CORSAIR
      • Reg #
        VH-NQW
      • Serial #
        BUNO 82640
      • Airframe
        2 hrs
      • Engine
        2 hrs SMOH
      • Prop
        2 hrs SPOH
      • Special Use
        Aerobatic, Military/Warbird, Taildragger, Antique-Classic
      • Location
        Queensland Australia
      • External URL

      Chance Vought F4U-1D Corsair, BuNo 82640 served aboard the carrier USS Intrepid with VF-10 Grim Reapers between January and April, 1945 and participated in the Battle of Okinawa, making it one of just a handful of surviving WWII era combat veteran Corsairs. Furthermore, this Corsair is one of just two surviving Vought built -1D variants. Oddly enough, the only other complete F4U-1D is also associated with VF-10, this being the Smithsonian's example, BuNo 50375, which helped train Grim Reaper's pilots during their work-up at NAS Atlantic City in the weeks prior to their deployment aboard Intrepid for the Pacific.

      After passing through various owners over the years, North Queensland Warbirds acquired the Corsair from Murray Griffiths of Precision Aerospace in 2010. Since that time, Mike Spaulding, Chief Engineer Paul Knox and their dedicated Team have restored the F4U-1D to Airworthy and Flying status, with its first post restoration flight taking place on 28 February 2022. To quote Test Pilot Stephen Death, "I could not fault it".

      The restoration Team acknowledge all their Sub-Contractors, Warbirds Parts suppliers, Engineers and Mechanics for their ongoing assistance throughout the restoration.

      Make
      Model
      Hours
      engine
      Pratt & Whitney
      2800-51
      2 hrs SMOH
      prop
      Hamilton Standard
      23E-50-495
      2 hrs SPOH

      • Pratt & Whitney 2800-51
      • 2.00 Hrs SMOH by Anderson Airmotive, ID, USA
      • Hamilton Standard, 23E-50-495
      • 2.00 Hrs SMOH by Tasco Propellers, CA, USA

      • Restoration by North Queensland Warbirds (Mike Spaulding) with Chief Engineer Paul Knox

      • Garmin GTN650 incorporating ADSB Out Transponder

      • Stock Military

      • USN, Period correct for the Battle of Okinawa, 1945

      • STATUS: In Annual, Airworthy, Flying "As Is Where Is"
      • FIRST POST RESTORATION FLIGHT: 28 February 2022
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      Name: Simon Brown
      Title: Founder
      Company: Platinum Fighter Sales
      Address: 409 N. Pacific Coast Hwy #339
       Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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