View Full Version : Where to find reference images of F-4U Corsair

07-29-2008, 02:45 AM
I am looking for reference images of a F-4U Corsair, yep saw that TV show back when I was a kid, now that I am watching that battlestar galactica viper tutorial, I am thinking to proceed with this plane.

Any assistance in finding the reference material will be greatly appreciated (I'm sure its going to be a challenge but it should be fun).

07-29-2008, 07:22 AM
Here you go


It' s about half way down the page. ( Click the american flag at the top to get there quicker )

Plenty of other catergories here too


07-29-2008, 05:40 PM
is there a website that I can get a battlestar Galactica tutorial? Quicktime preferably.

07-29-2008, 05:42 PM
Check out KURVstudios They have the Galactica Viper videos!

07-29-2008, 06:16 PM
Here you go:

Someone is selling their copy in the classifieds section of this forum.

Thank you for the reference site, one could model a whole squadron of airplanes..

07-29-2008, 11:21 PM
Tutorial on an Viper?! Just look at the darn thing and model it!!! Geez!

07-30-2008, 07:58 PM
Another good source for some things, including the F4U Corsair is to go find a plastic model of it. Depending on the manufacturer, you may find the instructions include 3 view drawings of various quality. In addition, just having the plastic model pieces handy to look at when you're wondering what the cross-section of the fuselage looks like can save you hours of time peering at photos trying to figure things out.

One caveat, you will find several plastic models of the F4U available, and they will vary in accuracy, though in general usually the Japanese kits like Hasegawa or Tamiya seem to be pretty accurate, and have more detailed instructions. Another thing to consider when modeling an old warbird like the Corsair is that there are probably more real-life variations than you can shake a stick at, some made at the factory, some in the field.

You'll also find that the WW2 Corsairs had 3 bladed props, and the Korean war Corsairs had 4 bladed props. That TV show from the 70's "Baa Baa Blacksheep / Blacksheep Squadron" used both types.

Good luck with it.

David R

07-31-2008, 01:25 AM
Try here

look at the top of the page under "Walkarounds/Propeller Walkarounds"

Also Try www.airliners.net and do a search for F4U-1D

Ask over at www.militarymeshes.com they may have some links

and get these books if you can find them:
Kagero publishing. They have good line drawings

Aero Detail No.25: VOUGHT F4U CORSAIR

Aircraft Monograph series: Adam Jarski. AJ Press, 2005. #19

Bruno Pautigny. H&C, 2003

Have fun with the wing flaps and don't forget the Rudder is offset a few degress to the left.