Chance-Vought wrapped a unique gull-winged airframe around what was then the largest engine available, the Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp. The unique gull-wing design minimized drag at where the wings attached the air frame while allowing the larges possible propeller. The main landing gear could be lowered to act as air brakes when dive bombing. The F4U was the first fighter plane to exceed 400 mph in level flight and was in production longer that any other American propeller driven fighter.
Size: 22" x 16