In this article aviation historian David Duxbury surveys the use of the Corsair with the RNZAF and features photographs from RNZAF and private collections, many hitherto unpublished, to illustrate the service and fates of some of the 424 brought on charge by the RNZAF. Only two F4U-1Ds remain extant — NZ5648 exported to the US in 1971 after restoration to display standard, and NZ5612 under restoration at Ardmore by the Museum of Transport and Technology.

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