Virtual Museum - Chance-Vought
F4U Corsair parts
Ref. No. 321. CORSAIR FIGHTER COOLING FLAP
SELECTOR. Circa 1940. Plaque reads “Cooling Flaps. Open. Closed. Oil
Cool. Inter Cool. Engine” Large lever reads (engine) “VS23631 J”. Intercooler
lever reads “VS-12465 A 51 ST”. Oil cooler lever reads “VS-12465 A 51 ST”
Rear of plate reads “11697”.
Ref No. 882. F4U CORSAIR CONTROL COLUMN GRIP. Circa 1944. Bakelite. Ex-RNZAF. Has part number VS-34430 with mark “CH”.
Ref. No. 322. CORSAIR FIGHTER IDENTIFICATION
LIGHTS SWITCH PANEL. Circa 1940. Four switches. One keying switch.
Three down recognition ( red, green, amber) lights - flash, off and steady
positions. One up recognition light - flash, off and steady position.
Ref. No. 1142. ENGINE DATA PLATE PRATT &
WHITNEY R-2800-8. A C or Bu No. 35775 Mfg No. 200337, Contract No.
NXs-414. Has US Navy stamp with anchor and the number “71”. This data plate
was fitted to a Corsair aircraft used by the RNZAF and almost certainly flew
on operations against the Japanese. This plate was collected by an airframe
mechanic, William Albert Leitch, in the 1940s who served in the RNZAF as
a LAC. He collected a wide variety of plates from different engines fitted
to RNZAF aircraft. These included P-40 Kittyhawk, C-47 Dakota, F4U Corsair,
Lockheed Hudson, PBY Catalina, SBD Dauntless, de Havilland Mosquito, Short
Singapore and a Blackburn Baffin. Leitch died in 1991.
Ref. No. 907. F4U CORSAIR/P-51 GUN
CAMERA. Front plate reads “12 Volt Camera Type M4” and “24 Volt
Camera Type N4”. Side plate reads “U.S. Navy – Bur. Of Ord. Body Assem. G.S.A.P.
Camera 16 mm. 24 volts Sep. No. 31136 M’F’R’S. Dwg. No. C334-C1 Ser. No.
41-3103 Order No. Nos. 82862 Inspector E.K.(anchor symbol), Fairchild Aviation
Corporation. N. Y. For camera assembly type identification see lens mount
flange data.” Other plate reads “Set indicator at index for desired speed.
Do not change speed when camera is running.” On lens is U.S.Navy –
Bur. Of Ord. Lens Assy. 35 mm plain. Spec. No. 311157. Serial No. 3171.
Ref. No. 156. US NAVY AIRCRAFT CLOCK. Circa 1940. 24 hour. 8 day. Waltham. Working condition. Used in Corsair fighters. Photograph of this type of clock is also shown in a Ventura bomber in "A Long Patrol" pg 50. Also shown in F6 Hellcat, pg 174 “Complete book of Coclpits” by Don Dwiggins. Rare.
Ref. No. 631. CORSAIR IGNITION SWITCHES.
“AN3212-1. Jos. Pollak Corp 801R”.
Ref. No. 718. CHANCE-VOUGHT F4U CORSAIR
MAIN TANK FUEL GAUGE. Circa 1940s.
Ref. No. 654.CHANCE-VOUGHT F4U CORSAIR DIRECTION INDICATOR. Circa 1940. AN-5735-1 Mfrs Part No. 646050. Ser. No. AL43-732.
Ref. No. 229. REMOTE INDICATING COMPASS.
Pioneer. Circa 1940. red plastic covering glass front. Plates reads in part
“Indicator - Magnesyn Remote Indicating Compass AN Part No 5730-2 Mfr’s part
No 10061-1A-A1” Type used in Mustangs and Corsairs.
Ref. No. 342. CORSAIR MANIFOLD PRESSURE GAUGE. 1942. 10 - 75 range. “Contract No. AC-26944. Mfr’s Part No. 6748 157. Ser. No. AC-42 32565. Spec. No. 9427938-A Manning Maxwell & Moore, Bridgeport, Conn.”
Ref. No. 652. CORSAIR TURN AND SLIP INDICATOR. Circa 1940s. Used in most American aircraft. Mfrs Part No. 1722-2AD-A2 Ser. No. AF-43-104655. Pioneer Instrument, Bendix Aviation Corp.
Ref. No. 711. CORSAIR TEMPERATURE GAUGE. Circa 1940s. 0-120’C range.