Name That Plane


http://xbradtc.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/8c0f3-malak-01.jpg?w=500

Which, I know the basic type, but could actually use some help on the sub-type.

Pic courtesy of The Rebel Pin-up.

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9 responses to “Name That Plane

  1. ultimaratioregis

    There’s a plane in that picture? I hadn’t noticed. Well I’ll be damned, there is one, waaaaay in the background.

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  2. Eric from OC

    F4U Coursair

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  3. Since it is loaded for bear against ground targets, with the load out of rockets, I was wondering perhaps A-1U from the Korean War era. But A-1Us had 4 20mm, rather than 6 fifties, I believe.

    I am gonna say F4U-5. The F4U-4 introduced the 4 bladed prop, and the -5 introduced the fully retractable tail wheel. Thye plane in the photo has the type of door that the fully retractable ones had, rather than the narrow doors of the pre-5 planes.

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    • You mean an AU-1?

      IIRC, those, and pretty much everything after the F4u-4B had 4 20mm cannon. This has 6 .50cal, so I’m thinking it’s an F4U-4, but I’m not certain. And I’m too lazy to delve into the details.

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  4. Kevin Kirk

    It’s a -5. The two chin scoops are the giveaway. The AU-1, and the French -7’s reverted to the single scoop used on the -4s.

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  5. My dinosaur brain was going to say blonde 34B-28-33 but that appears to be the wrong type. And I would need calipers, measuring tape, and unlikely spousal permission to be sure of an accurate answer.

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