The Story So Far
This will be the Royal Quality Kits "Giant Scale" Chance Vaught F4U-1A Corsair. I have the kit, safely in its two boxes, I also have purchased the twist and turn retractable undercarriage. I am waiting to complete all pending projects before starting this long-term build.

I am gradually building up a library of information about Corsairs whilst waiting to start the build. Below is a list of the library:

F4U Corsair
ISBN: 1-888974-08-7
D&S Volume 55 Part 1 X4FU Through F2G
Author: Bert Kinzey
Publisher: Squadron / Signal Publications
in Detail and Scale

F4U Corsair
ISBN: 1-888974-09-5
D&S Volume 56 Part 2 F4U-4 Through F4U-7
Author: Bert Kinzey
Publisher: Squadron / Signal Publications
in Detail and Scale

Corsair Aces of World War 2
ISBN: 1-85532-530-6
Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 8
Author: Mark Styling
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Osprey Aerospace

F4U Corsair in Action
ISBN: 0-89747-318-3
Aircraft Number 145
Author: Jim Sullivan
Publisher: Squadron / Signal Publications

F4U Corsair
ISBN: 0-87938-854-4
Warbird History
Author: Nichocal A Veronico with John M and Donna Campbell
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Combat, Development, and Racing History of the Corsair

Vought F4U Corsair
ISBN: 0-933424-67-1
Warbird Tech Series
Volume 4
Author: Barrett Tillman
Publisher: Specialty Press Publications and Wholesalers
The Famaous "Cranked" Wing
Carrier Action Photos
Air Racing Corsairs
British and French Versions
F2G - Theultimate Corsair
Korean Combat Models

Pilot's Notes for Corsair I-IV
ISBN: n/a
Double Wasp R2800-8 or R2800-8W Engine
Promulgated by order of the air council
Publisher: Air Data Publications

Airplane (Part 162)
ISBN: n/a
The Complete Aviation Encyclopedia
Publisher: Orbis De Agostini Group

FlyPast November 2000
ISBN: n/a
Britain's Top Selling Aviation Monthly
Publisher: Key Publishing

ISBN: 0-7106-0288-X
Author: Frederick A. Johnsen
Illustrations by Rikyu Watanabe
Designed and Produced by: Wing & Anchor Press, a division of Zokeisha Publications Ltd.
First Published in Great Britain by Jane's Publishing Company Ltd.

Bent Wings
ISBN: 0-7388-0345-6 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 0-7388-0346-4 (Softcover)
F4U Corsair Stories
F4U Corsair Action & Accidents: True Tales of Trial & Terror!
Author: Fred "CRASH" Blechmann (and others)
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1-55750-994-8
The F4U in World War II and Korea
Author: Barrett Tillman
Publisher: Naval Institute Press

Whistling Death
ISBN: 0-88740-732-3
The Test Pilot's Story of the F4U Corsair
Author: Boone T. Guyton
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

Pilots Manual For F4U CORSAIR
ISBN: 0-87994-026-3
Publisher: Aviation Publications

Vought F4U Corsair
ISBN: 1-86126-492-5
Author: Martin W. Bowman
Publisher: Crowood Aviation Series