GOODYEAR F2G CORSAIR STATUS LIST
By Adam Snelly
Color art by Larry Snelly
BuNo 13471-XF2G-1: The first FG1 model to test the R-4360 engine. 5/31/44) The
aircraft still retained the FG1 cockpit and turtle deck. It had a 14ft., 4 blade propeller,
top deck carburetor intake and a long cowl. (Yellow cowl with Blue #5) (Source: Squadron
"F4U Corsair In Action "No.29 - N. H. Hauprich, Goodyear)
BuNo 13472-XF2G-1: Same as 13471. (Cowl No. unknown) Stricken from Navy records
4/30/46. (Source: N. Veronico "F4U Corsair")
BuNo 14091-XF2G-1: The rear deck was modified to accept a P-47D bubble canopy.
It still retained the R-2800 engine, FG1cowling and the 3 blade propeller. (Source:
Squadron "F4U Corsair In Action No.29 - N. H. Hauprich, Goodyear)
BuNo 14092-XF2G-1: Same as 14091 (092 on cowling) Tested at Akron and NAS
Patuxent from 4/44 to 2/45. Stricken from Navy records 11/30/45. (Source: N. Veronico
"F4U Corsair" Squadron "F4U Corsair in Action:)
BuNo 14691-XF2G-1W The first aircraft manufactured as a true F2G- 1. It used the
engine from 13471. First aircraft, to have the 12 inch auxiliary rudder. (Yellow cowl with Blue #9)
It was tested at Akron and NAS Patuxent from 10/44 to 6/47 Stricken Navy records 6/30/47.
(Source: N. Veronico "F4UCorsair" - N. H. Hauprich, Goodyear)
BuNo 14692-XF2G-1: (Blue and Yellow checkerboard cowl with Zinc Chromate nose ring)
Aircraft crashed and was destroyed in Akron, Ohio 12/12/45. (Source: D. Armstrong "I Flew
Them First N. H. Hauprich, Goodyear)
BuNo 14693-XF2G-1: N5590N Race #94: First aircraft to have the extended carburetor intake,
these tests were conducted at Pratt & Whitney in 1944. The aircraft was then tested at NAS
Patuxent until it was obtained by Navy veteran Cook Cleland. In the 1947 Thompson Trophy
Race, it was flown to second place by pilot Dick Becker.(1947 Color: White with Insignia Red
trim, letters and numbers) It failed to finish in 1948. Piloted by owner Cook Cleland, the aircraft
won the 1949 Thompson Trophy Race.(1949 Color: All White with Black letters and numbers)
After Air Racing ended in Cleveland, the aircraft was used by the Cleveland Airport Fire Dept.
for training purposes. It was destroyed in 1955. The R-4360 engine and four bladed propeller
were obtained by Crawford Auto And Air Museum. It was stricken from Navy records ?/31/49 ?
(Source: N. Veronico "F4U Corsair" - D. Jones, 3 View Drawings.)
BuNo 14694-XF2G-1: N91092 Race
#18: The aircraft was tested at Mustin Field, Penna.
and NAS Patuxent from 10/45 to 5/47. Stricken from Navy records 5/31/47. It was purchased
by pilot Ron Puckett and raced in the 1947 and 1949 Nat. Air Races. 1947 Color: Blue with
Orange cowl and tail cone. White letters and numbers; 1949 Colors: Light Gray and Light Blue.
Light Blue letters and numbers.) Fate unknown. (Source N. Veronico "F4U Corsair" - D. Jones,
3 View Drwgs.)
BuNo 14695-XF2G-1: The final
F2G prototype. Damaged by crane boom After crash landing
in Akron OH and later scrapped (Source: D. Armstrong "I Flew Them First")
Production F2G-1 aircraft were land-based fighters with manually folding wings and 14ft.
Propellers. F2G-2 aircraft had hydraulic operated folding wings, 13ft. propellers and carrier
BuNo 88454-F2G-1: This was the first production F2G. It was tested at NAS Patuxent and
NAS Norfolk from 1945 to 1948. Stricken from Navy records 5/31/48. Obtained by W. Ohlrich
in 1973. From 1978, it resided at the Champlin Fighter Museum in Mesa, Arizona. (Source: N.
Veronico "F4U Corsair") In 2003 it was moved to the Museum of Flightin Seattle Washington.
BuNo 88455-F2G-1: Tested at Goodyear from 8/45 to 5/46. Stricken from Navy records
8/31/46. Scrapped (Source: N. Veronico "F4U Corsair")
BuNo 88456-F2G-1: Tested at Port Columbus, Oh. and NAS Patuxent from 9/45 to 3/46.
Stricken from Navy records 5/31/47 . Scrapped. (Source: N. Veronico "F4U Corsair")
BuNo 88457-F2G-1: N5588N Race #84: Stricken from Navy records 4/30/47.Sold to owner
Cook Cleland and flown by pilot Tony Janazzo in the 1947 Thompson Trophy Race.(Color:
Black with White letters and numbers) The aircraft crashed on the seventh lap of the race,
killing the pilot.(9/47) Registration Number would later be used on F2G-1 Race #57.(Source:
N. Veronico "F4U Corsair" - D. Jones, 3 View Drwgs.)
Port Columbus, Oh.
from 10/45 to 7/46. Stricken from Navy records 1/48. The aircraft was purchased by
Cook Cleland, supposedly for spare parts. Registration No. BuNo 88457 was illegally used
to circumvent Government technicalities. The aircraft was flown by pilot Ben McKillen Jr.
in the 1949 Tinnerman and Thom. Trophy Races. After air racing, the aircraft went through
a series of owners; John Trainor of New Hampshire, Harry Doan of Florida, the Lone Star
Museum of Texas, Don Knapp of Florida and Greg Morris. In 1996, it was acquired by
Robt.Odegaard of Kindred, N.D. who restored it to be the only flying F2G Corsair, at the time.
In 2009, after many air show appearances and a few Bronze Class races at the Reno Nat.
Races, the aircraft was sold to Ron Pratt, a private collector.
(Color: Red and White with Black Letters and Numbers.)
(Source: N.Veronico "F4U Corsair" - H.A.Hauprich -
Bill Meixner, Air Racing Historian -Odegaard Aviation)
BuNo 88459-F2G-2: Tested at Goodyear
in Akron, OH and NAS Patuxent from 10/45
to 6/46. . Ended up as ground target. ( Source: N. Veronico "F4U Corsair" )
BuNo 88460-F2G-2: Tested at NAS Norfolk and scrapped. Stricken from Navy records 5/31/48.
(Source: N. Veronico "F4U Corsair")
BuNo 88461-F2G-2: Aircraft saw service with the fleet, NAS North Island San Diego in 1946.
It was rumored to have been sent to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 1946. Stricken from Navy
records 1/47. (Source: N.Veronico "F4U Corsair" - Navaer-1925 Aircraft Hist. Card)
BuNo 88462-F2G-2:Aircraft saw service with the fleet at North Island, San Diego in 1946. Also rumored to
have been sent to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Stricken from Navy records 5/47. (Source: N.Veronico "F4U Corsair" -
Navaer 1925 Aircraft Hist. Card)
BuNo 88463-F2G-2: N5577N Race #74: Used for training at NAS Jacksonville, Fla. Stricken from
Navy records 2/28/47. Pilot Cook Cleland purchased the aircraft and flew it first place in the 1947
Thompson Trophy Race. It was also flown in the 1948 and 1949 Nat. Air Races by pilot Becker,
who failed to finish. In 1953 The aircraft was purchased by Walter Soplata of Newbury, Oh. In 1997,
the Western Reserve Hist. Society of Cleveland, Oh. purchased the aircraft. The aircraft was then sent to
Robt. Odegaard of Kindred, N. D. for a static restoration. In 2007, No.74 was sold to Tom Ungurean of Coshocton,
Ohio who instructed Odegaard Aviation to continue to restore the aircraft, but to flying condition. After 62 years,
the aircraft flew again in public at the 2011 Reno Nat. Races. On Sept.12,2012, Robt. Odegaard tragically died
when the restored F2G Corsair crashed while practicing for a local air show.
(Color: Slate Blue, Blue and White checkerboard cowl. White trim, letters and numbers)
(Source: N.Veronico "F4U Corsair" - Society Of Air Racing Historians)
1947 1948 1949
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