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  F4U-1A Corsair Serial Number NZ5503  
RNZAF

Aircraft History
Built by Vought. Constructors Number 5247. US Navy Bureau Number 50000. Assigned to the RNZAF with serial number NZ5503.

Postwar
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.

References
Warbird Registry - F4U Corsair/BuNo. 5000(sic)

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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