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Hidden Beauty

The center wing spar of an F2G Super Corsair. This souped up Corsair was built by Goodyear at their Akron factory, and was fitted with a four-row, 28-cylinder P&W R4360 radial offering 3,000 hp and a top speed of 431 mph. When the Grumman F8F Bearcat proved to have superior performance using the same engine as the original F4U, the Super Corsair was canceled after only 10 were built. But what a beautiful bit of engineering.


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