Whistling Death – Vought F4U-4 Corsair

Vought F4U-4 Corsair

he Vought F4U-4 Corsair is one of the most iconic aircraft in history. It remained in production for 11 years, longer than any other American fighter. It was also the last piston-engined fighter in production for American forces. After entering combat in 1943, the F4U gave Allied pilots a winning advantage against their enemies. Renowned for its speed, ruggedness, and firepower, the Corsair excelled as both a fighter and an attack aircraft during the latter half of World War 2, with an 11:1 kill ratio. But its most iconic feature is the peculiar sound it made when at high speed, which earned it the nickname “Whistling Death.” – As images and footage of actual events are not always available, Dark Skies sometimes utilizes similar historical images and footage for dramatic effect. I do my best to keep it as visually accurate as possible. All content on Dark Skies is researched, produced, and presented in historical context for educational purposes. We are history enthusiasts and are not always experts in some areas, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with corrections, additional information, or new ideas. –

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