FG-1D Corsair

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One of the most successful American fighter planes of World War II, Corsairs also saw heavy use in the Korean War. Their final combat action was in 1969 when a Honduran Air Force pilot shot down two Corsairs and a Mustang from the El Salvadoran Air Force during the “Soccer war.” This brought an end to the airplane’s combat career and  marked the last-ever aerial victories by propeller-driven aircraft.

Source/ more information: Olympic Flight Museum

Photographer Lyle Jansma started creating 360º views of cockpits in 2005, and has documented historic aircraft in several collections, including the Heritage Flight Museum, Museum of Flight, Erickson Aircraft Collection, Evergreen Air & Space Museum, and the National Museum of the Air Force. A full set of his cockpit views is available on the ACI Cockpit360º App for iPads and iPhones. Keep visiting this site (airspacemag.com/cockpits) as we add to the gallery below.

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