Built by Vought. Constructors Number 5247. US Navy Bureau Number 50000. Assigned to the RNZAF with serial number NZ5503.
Sold to Rukuhia Salvage Co, Hamilton, NZ, 1948 as scrap. Next, owned by Asplin's Supplies, Rukuhia, NZ, 1960-1977 and stored in a scrap yard. In 1977, the fuselage hulk and components were transported to Auckland.
Owned by Ross Jovitt, Auckland-Ardmore, NZ during 1989-1995. Restoration was begun using parts from F4U Corsair NZ5527.
Warbird Registry - F4U Corsair/BuNo. 5000(sic)
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January 9, 2018