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1951 CHANCE VOUGHT F-4U-5N CORSA... For Sale in Melbourne, Australia

Built in 1951 for the US Navy. Its US Navy history is currently being researched. Bu. Num 123168 was delivered to the FA Hondurena in March 1956 as FAH603. In 1979 the Honduran Military decided to sell all their ageing fleet of seven remaining Corsair Fighters. An American company, Hollywood Wings Inc., acquired these, all the spares and...more

For Sale$3,450,000
Posted by Platinum Fighter Sales Updated 10/16/2020

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Details

  • Status
    For Sale
  • Condition
    Used
  • Year
    1951
  • Make
    CHANCE VOUGHT
  • Model
    F-4U-5N CORSAIR
  • Airframe
    1569 hrs
  • Engine
    65 hrs SMOH
  • Prop
    1 hrs SPOH
  • Special Use
    Military/Warbird, Antique-Classic
  • Location
    Melbourne, Australia
  • External URL

Built in 1951 for the US Navy. Its US Navy history is currently being researched. Bu. Num 123168 was delivered to the FA Hondurena in March 1956 as FAH603. In 1979 the Honduran Military decided to sell all their ageing fleet of seven remaining Corsair Fighters. An American company, Hollywood Wings Inc., acquired these, all the spares and all remaining non airworthy Corsair airframes were ferried and shipped to the USA. In the late 80s, Disney Corporation acquired Bu Num 123168 and in part as a ‘thank you’, Disney gifted the Corsair to the RNZAF Museum.

Disney had filmed the movie ‘The Rescue’ around Queenstown, New Zealand and featured RNZAF aircraft in the film. The F4U-5N was not a type operated by the RNZAF and in 1996 the RNZAF Museum traded the unrestored F4U-5N to the current owner for a P-40F project. 

Restoration:

In late June 1996, FAH603 arrived in Melbourne, Australia by ship and taken to Tyabb Airfield. From there it was transported some 2,300 Miles by road to Aerotec’s Northern Territory restoration facility in Darwin. Here it has undergone an exacting 17 year 100 point restoration lead by Nobby Bartsch (of Hawker Sea Fury fame) and his many dedicated team members. The F4U-5N has been finished authentically in original Glossy Sea Blue with contrasting stark white and pale blue Fuerza Aerea Hondurena insignia that it wore in service with the FAH.

On 4 May 2014 it made its first post restoration flight from Darwin International Airport. 

Make
Model
Hours
engine
Pratt & Whitney
R-2800-99W
65 hrs SMOH
prop
Hamilton Standard
24E60
1 hrs SPOH

Engine:          

  • Pratt & Whitney R-2800-99W
  • 65 Hrs. SMOH by Anderson Airmotive
  • 0 Since IRAN by Anderson Airmotive

Propeller:

  • Hamilton Standard 24E60 - 4 bladed prop
  • 0 SPOH by San Antonio Propeller

47.1 Hrs Since Restoration by Aerotec, Northern Territory, Australia

  • Garmin GNC420 GPS/Comm
  • Collins Comm
  • Trig Transponder

Painted Stock 10/10

Painted glossy Sea Blue - Fuerza Aerea Hondurena - FAH 603 10/10

Seller Information

Seller Logo
Name: Simon Brown
Title: Founder
Company: Platinum Fighter Sales
Address: 409 N. Pacific Coast Hwy #339
 Redondo Beach, CA 90277
 US

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